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

Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line

 
 
Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
1. Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line Marker
This view is from Queens Mill Road, looking toward US 78/278 (in the background).
Inscription.  July 5, 1864. Gresham’s 4th div., on this rd. and Leggett’s 3d (17th A. C.), with Stoneman’s cav. [US] on Howell’s Fy. Rd. S. of it, drove the Ga. Militia and Ross’ cav. E. across Nickajack Cr. where they occupied the left of Johnston’s River Line.

Gresham’s div., astride this rd. and Leggett’s div. on the right, cast up a line on this ridge, facing Johnston’s line across Nickajack Cr.

July 7. Logan’s 15th A. C. was brought up and prolonged Gresham’s line N. on High Ridge. These and 16th A. C. [US] troops down river, threatened to cross, while actual crossings were made above the State R. R. bridge.
 
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-71.)
 
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° 48.257′ N, 84° 31.595′ W. Marker is near Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway
Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 3, 2008
2. Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line Marker
Taken on Queens Mill Road, with the US 78/278 intersection in the background. It's likely most who pass through this intersection have no idea that a historical marker stands within a few feet of the corner. (The marker is above and just to the left of the yellow political sign.)
(U.S. 78) and Queens Mill Road SE, on the right when traveling east on Veterans Memorial Highway. Marker is located in untrimmed brush at the southeast corner of the intersection, and is difficult to see. Until recently, Veterans Memorial Highway (US 78/278) was known as Bankhead 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnston’s River Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of Allison Nelson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (approx. 2 miles away); Whittier Cotton Mill and Village (approx. 2½ miles away); United Distributors (approx. 2½ miles away); The Mitchell House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 2.7 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 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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