Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“The Only Advantage of the Day”
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.
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 travelingTouch 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. 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); The Mable House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ross' Headquarters (approx. 2.2 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 2.3 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.
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 1,059 times since then. 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.