Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The River Patrol & Cochranís Ford
July 7, Brownlow's 1st Tennessee reg't., Dorrís brigade (McCook's cav.) seized the upper island near Powerís Ferry, as an observation point.
July 9, Col. Dorr, with a detachment, crossed at the mouth of Soap Cr., 3 mi. N. (Schofield's crossing, July 8), to scout the country below. Another detachment crossed at Cochranís Ford (1.25 mi. S. of Soap Cr.), as a support. Dismounted, carrying guns and cartridges aloft, they waded the deep stream, wearing nothing but hats.
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-89.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 6, 1936.
Location. 33° 54.136′ N, 84° 26.639′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cochran Shoals Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Power's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. one mile away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 1.7 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Hargrove House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Soap Creek Paper Mills (approx. 2Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,078 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.