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

Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River

 
 
Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
1. Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Marker
Inscription.  July 4, 1864. Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair’s 17th A. C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee & Stoneman’s cavalry [US], moved from Sandtown rd. E. on this, the old Turner’s Ferry rd. to outflank Johnston’s Smyrna – Ruff’s Mill line [CS].

Encountering the Georgia Militia, under Maj. Gen. Gustavus Smith & Gen. L. S. Ross’ cavalry, the Federals drove them eastward 1.25 miles. Blair’s troops intrenched here for the night.

This action was coincident with 4th & 16th A. C. assaults on Johnston’s line at Smyrna & at Ruff’ s Mill, some four miles N.E. on the old Concord Road.
 
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 033-69.)
 
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 4, 1767.
 
Location. 33° 48.797′ N, 84° 33.602′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 78) and Harding Drive, on the right when traveling west on Veterans Memorial
Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
2. Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Marker
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Highway. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mitchell House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mable Plantation African American Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Historic Mable House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Corn Crib (approx. 1.3 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
More about this marker. The marker has clearly suffered damage from a wayward vehicle.
 
Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
3. Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 989 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 26, 2023