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

“The Only Advantage of the Day”

 
 
“The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
1. “The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker
Inscription.  June 27, 1864. While 8 Federal brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. & at Cheatham Hill, made futile attempts to break Johnston’s line [CS], Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] moved S. from Powder Springs road. This flanking move was opposed by Hood’s A. C., (extended below Kolb’s Farm), & Ross’ cav. [CS] on this the old Sandtown road.

Schofield reached & fortified these crossroads -- a strategic position that posed more of a threat to Johnston’s Kennesaw line than the assaults by 8 brigades further N. -- a fact noted in Sherman’s dispatch to Thomas as “the only advantage of the day”. (38 - IV - 610).
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia HIstoric Commission. (Marker Number 033-62.)
 
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 June 27, 1907.
 
Location. 33° 50.687′ N, 84° 34.967′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Floyd Road and Concord Road, on the right when traveling
“The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
2. “The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker
Looking north on Floyd Road -- the Old Sandtown Road -- toward Kennesaw Mountain.
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north on Floyd Road. 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. Site: Wm. Moss House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Extended Right (approx. 0.2 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Well (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sweet Potato House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hearthstone (approx. 1.3 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kitchen House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
Regarding “The Only Advantage of the Day”. Floyd Road follows the route of the Old Sandtown Road at this point.
 
“The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
3. “The Only Advantage of the Day” Marker
Looking south at the intersection with Concord Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 5, 2022