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Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill

 
 
Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
1. Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker
Inscription. When Johnston’s forces [CS] withdrew from Kennesaw Mtn., July 3, 1864, they occupied a double line of field works extending from Smyrna S. W. to Nickajack Creek at Dodgen's Mill, more or less along this, the old Concord Road.

Hood’s Corps held the left, (S.W.) sector of the lines which crossed the road at this point.

July 4. Federal forces moved up, investing the entire Confederate position. Dodge’s 16th A. C. [US] crossed Nickajack at Ruff’s Mill & late P.M., Fuller’s brigade (4th div.) moved up this rd., the attack falling upon Stevenson’s div. [CS], driving it from the first line of works.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-75.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.009′ N, 84° 32.376′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Concord Road SE and Hurt Road SE, on the right when traveling west on Concord Road SE. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna GA 30082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs. (approx. 1.6 miles
Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
2. Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker
Looking west on Concord Road, toward the intersection with Hurt Road
away); Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Marked Burial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Smyrna (approx. 1.9 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
3. Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker
Looking west on Concord Road, toward Ruff's Mill and the Concord Covered Bridge
Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
4. Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker
The site of the action is no longer a rural area
 
 
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