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

16th A.C. to Roswell

 
 
16th A.C. to Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
1. 16th A.C. to Roswell Marker
Inscription. When the 23d A.C. [US] crossed the Chattahoochee at Soap Creek, above the State R. R., July 8, 1864, Johnston’s River Line [CS] (Oakdale Rd.) was evacuated to the Fulton County side, July 9. There being no further need of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] on the lower Sandtown Rd., it was sent up river to Roswell. The 16th was the 1st corps to be shifted; it began its 27 mi. march from Mitchell’s, 10 A. M. June 9, & camped that night 1 mi. E. of Marietta.

Its line of march included Powder Springs Rd. from the Cheney house to the Marietta Public Square, traversing, enroute the battlefield of Kolb’s Farm.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-60.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 53.09′ N, 84° 37.07′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Powder Springs Road SW and Bankstone Drive SW, on the right when traveling south on Powder Springs Road SW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schofield's Headquarters (a few
16th A.C. to Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
2. 16th A.C. to Roswell Marker
steps from this marker); Ross' Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kolb House (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th A.C. to Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
3. 16th A.C. to Roswell Marker
Looking north on Powder Springs Road toward the site of the battle at Kolb's farm; the other marker indicates the site of Schofield's Headquarters.
16th A.C. to Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
4. 16th A.C. to Roswell Marker
The intersection of Powder Springs Road and Bankstone Drive is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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