The March to Soap Creek

The March to Soap Creek (HMJSO)

Location: Smyrna, GA 30082 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 50.693', W 84° 34.702'

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Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] marked time in this vicinity while McPherson's Army of the Tenn. [US] made demonstrations at Chattahoochee ferries below Johnston's River Line [CS] — indicating, falsely, that crossings would be made there while actual passages upstream were planned.

July 6, 1864. The 23d A. C. began its march to upper reaches of the river by moving E. on this, the old Concord Road via the battlefields of Ruff's Mill & Smyrna, to the mouth of Soap Creek, 11 miles N. E.

Passage of the river there, July 8, forced Johnston to evacuate his River Line, July 9.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number033-73
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 724063 N 3747595
Decimal Degrees33.84488333, -84.57836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.693', W 84° 34.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 41.58" N, 84° 34' 42.12" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 820-898 Concord Rd SW, Smyrna GA 30082, US
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