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Army of the Tennessee at Roswell

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, April 25, 2021
1. Army of the Tennessee at Roswell Marker
Inscription.  
July 3, 16, 1864, McPherson's Army of the Tenn. formed the right of the Federal forces operating south of Kennesaw Mountain.

After Johnston's forces withdrew S. of the Chattahoochee, July 9, Sherman shifted his forces to river crossings N. of the State R. R. bridge. In this move McPherson's three corps were marched to the left some 30 miles to cross the river at Roswell.

Dodge's 16th A.C. reached Roswell July 10, relieving Garrard's cav. & Newton's div. S. of the river & building two bridges. Logan's 15th A. C. joined July 15; Blair's 17th A. C., July 17.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-95.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 0.344′ N, 84° 20.923′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Road 0.4 miles east of Roswell Road
Marker with rain-swollen Big Creek flowing into the Chattahoochee River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 25, 2021
2. Marker with rain-swollen Big Creek flowing into the Chattahoochee River in background.
Marker is about 500 feet west of the parking lot, along the Roswell Riverside Trail.
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(Georgia Route 9), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell GA 30075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lynching in America / Lynching of Mack Henry Brown (a few steps from this marker); The Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); The Removal of 1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor Those Who Came Before Us (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McPherson’s Troops at Shallow Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Allenbrook (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founders' Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
More about this marker. Located behind the Fulton County Water Treatment Facility, but best access is west of the Riverside Park parking lot, along the Roswell Riverwalk Trail.

Marker has been moved about 3.5 miles east of its former location on the north side of the Marietta Highway (just west of the bridge across Willeo Creek).

The marker was originally located in Cobb County. This is why the county number is 33 (Cobb) rather than 60 (Fulton)
 
Union Major General James Birdseye McPherson (1828–1864). image. Click for full size.
By Public domain (Mathew Brady)
3. Union Major General James Birdseye McPherson (1828–1864).
McPherson was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, facing the army of his old West Point classmate Confederate General John Bell Hood. McPherson was the second-highest-ranking Union officer killed in action during the war. Hood was the youngest soldier, on either side of the war, to be given command of an army (Army of the Tennessee).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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