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

The Extended Right

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
1. The Extended Right Marker
Inscription.  July 3, 1864. Concurrent with Johnston’s evacuation of his Kennesaw Mtn. line [CS], McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] was shifted to the rt. of Sherman’s forces & via Sandtown rd. reached this vicinity -- joining Hascall’s div., 23d A.C.

These troops operated as a threat to Johnston’s lines of communication & retreat from Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee River.

Detachments from the 4 Federal corps began aggressive moves from here on Johnston’s left & rear as he withdrew from Kennesaw; a column was sent E. to Ruff’s Mill on Nickajack Creek & one S. via Mableton & the Mitchell house, toward the river crossings.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-64.)
 
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 3, 1908.
 
Location. 33° 50.687′ N, 84° 34.738′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Concord Road SW and Hicks Road
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By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
2. The Extended Right Marker
Marker is difficult to see, at the right of the intersection.
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SW, on the right when traveling east on Concord Road SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mableton GA 30126, 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. The March to Soap Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Wm. Moss House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Only Advantage of the Day” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Mable House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 1.9 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ross' Headquarters (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
 
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 914 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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