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Johnstonís Army Crossed the River

 
 
Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
1. Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker
Inscription. July 5-9, 1864. Johnston Army of Tenn. [CS] held a fortified line N. of the Chattahoochee from Nickajack Cr. to one mile above Peachtree Cr.

Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable, Johnston crossed his forces July 9 to this side on 5 bridge: a traffic bridge here; the State R.R. bridge and 3 pontoon bridges downstream.

Until Federal movements from upriver crossing to Peachtree Cr. valley became evident, Johnstonís forces marked time here until the 18th when they were placed in the outer defense line of Atlanta N. and E. of the city.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-85.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.27′ N, 84° 27.612′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Barnett Drive 0.1 miles west of Bolton Road NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is at the end of Barnett Drive, which is now dead-end at the Atlanta Water Works. The road is open only to bicycles and pedestrians, and leads to the PATH Trail, a network of trails in the Atlanta area. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
2. Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker
Looking west at the end of Barnett Drive, with the Atlanta Water Works to the right
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Montgomery-DeFoor House Site (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); Montgomery's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Peach Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Standing Peach Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Peachtree, War of 1812 (approx. one mile away); Battle at Mooreís Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text near this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
3. Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker
Showing the dead end of Barnett Drive at the Atlanta Water Works, and the entrance gate to the PATH Foundation trail
Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
4. Johnstonís Army Crossed the River Marker
Looking east on Barnett Drive toward Bolton Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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