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

“The Only Advantage of the Day”

 
 
“The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
1. “The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker
Inscription. June 27, 1864. While 8 Federal brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. & at Cheatham Hill, made futile attempts to break Johnstonís line [CS], Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] moved S. from Powder Springs road. This flanking move was opposed by Hoodís A. C., (extended below Kolbís Farm), & Rossí cav. [CS] on this the old Sandtown road.

Schofield reached & fortified these crossroads -- a strategic position that posed more of a threat to Johnstonís Kennesaw line than the assaults by 8 brigades further N. -- a fact noted in Shermanís dispatch to Thomas as “the only advantage of the day”. (38 - IV - 610).
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia HIstoric Commission. (Marker Number 033-62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.687′ N, 84° 34.967′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Floyd Road and Concord Road, on the right when traveling north on Floyd Road. Click for map. 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. Site: Wm. Moss House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
“The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
2. “The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker
Looking north on Floyd Road -- the Old Sandtown Road -- toward Kennesaw Mountain.
The Extended Right (approx. 0.2 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. ľ mile away); The Mable House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ross' Headquarters (approx. 2.2 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mableton.
 
Regarding “The Only Advantage of the Day”. Floyd Road follows the route of the Old Sandtown Road at this point.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
“The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
3. “The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker
Looking south at the intersection with Concord Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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