Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Johnstonís Army Crossed the River
Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable, Johnston crossed his forces July 9 to this side on 5 bridge: a traffic bridge here; the State R.R. bridge and 3 pontoon bridges downstream.
Until Federal movements from upriver crossing to Peachtree Cr. valley became evident, Johnstonís forces marked time here until the 18th when they were placed in the outer defense line of Atlanta N. and E. of the city.
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-85.)
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° 49.27′ N, 84° 27.612′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Barnett Drive 0.1 miles west of Bolton Road NW, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, 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. Montgomery Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Montgomery's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Peach Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Standing Peach Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Peachtree, War of 1812 (approx. one mile away); Battle at Mooreís Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Casey's Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text near this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.