Powder Springs in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On the 17th, Johnston [CS] shifted his left flank E. to Mud Creek; during this withdrawal, Ross’ Brigade [CS] of Jackson’s Cav. fought a spirited action from the hill W. of the Widow (Piety M.) Green house, which was used as a hospital.
Ross’ Texas Brigade held the position until forced to retreat by Hascall’s (2d) Div., 23d Corps [US], which had seized Lost Mountain that morning.
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-5.)
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.
Location. 33° 57.135′ N, 84° 39.766′ W. Marker is in Powder Springs, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Marietta Highway (Georgia Route 120) 0 miles west of Casteel Road SW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sandtown Road (approx. half a mile away); Darby Plantation (approx. ¾ mile away); Military Action at Gilgal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Due West Community (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mud Creek Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on March 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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