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

The 23D Corps at Soap Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 8, 2008
1. The 23d Corps at Soap Creek Marker
Inscription. July 8, 1864. The first passage of the Chattahoochee River by Federal forces was made at mouth of Soap Creek by Coxís division, 23d A.C. [US]. Cameronís brigade crossed creek at the dam and passing the blackened ruins of the Paper Mills, scaled the high ridge east. Wading the river at a fish-dam, Cameron moved south to support a contingent crossing in pontoons at mouth of creek.

A Confederate cavalry outpost and field-piece were captured. This Federal crossing forced Johnston to abandon his River Line at and below Bolton; he withdrew to the Fulton County side of the Chattahoochee River, July 9.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-92.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 56.288′ N, 84° 26.621′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Road to parking lot for Chattahoochee River NRA 0 miles south of Paper Mill Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sope Creek Industries (within shouting distance
The 23d Corps at Soap Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 8, 2008
2. The 23d Corps at Soap Creek Marker
The 23d Corps at Soap Creek Marker (left) and the Soap Creek Paper Mills Marker (right) in the parking lot for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
of this marker but has been reported missing); Soap Creek Paper Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Gantt House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 1.4 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell (approx. 2.2 miles away); The River Patrol & Cochranís Ford (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had disappeared from its location on Paper Mill Road, near this site.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 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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