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Near Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federals Halted by Johnstonís River Line

 
 
Federals Halted by Johnstonís River Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
1. Federals Halted by Johnstonís River Line Marker
This view is from Queens Mill Road, looking toward US 78/278 (in the background).
Inscription. July 5, 1864. Greshamís 4th div., on this rd. and Leggettís 3d (17th A. C.), with Stonemanís cav. [US] on Howellís Fy. Rd. S. of it, drove the Ga. Militia and Rossí cav. E. across Nickajack Cr. where they occupied the left of Johnstonís River Line.

Greshamís div., astride this rd. and Leggettís div. on the right, cast up a line on this ridge, facing Johnstonís line across Nickajack Cr.

July 7. Loganís 15th A. C. was brought up and prolonged Greshamís line N. on High Ridge. These and 16th A. C. [US] troops down river, threatened to cross, while actual crossings were made above the State R. R. bridge.
 
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.257′ N, 84° 31.595′ W. Marker is near Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 78) and Queens Mill Road SE, on the right when traveling east on Veterans Memorial Highway. Click for map. Marker is located in untrimmed brush at the southeast corner of the intersection, and is difficult to see. Until recently, Veterans
Federals Halted by Johnstonís River Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
2. Federals Halted by Johnstonís River Line Marker
Taken on Queens Mill Road, with the US 78/278 intersection in the background. It's likely most who pass through this intersection have no idea that a historical marker stands within a few feet of the corner. (The marker is above and just to the left of the yellow political sign.)
Memorial Highway (US 78/278) was known as Bankhead Highway. Marker is in this post office area: Mableton GA 30126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstonís River Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of Allison Nelson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (approx. 2 miles away); Whittier Cotton Mill and Village (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Mitchell House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 2.7 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mableton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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