“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

23D Army Corps to Soap Creek

23D Army Corps to Soap Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, December 1, 2011
1. 23D Army Corps to Soap Creek Marker
Only the pole remains of the marker.
Inscription.  July 6, 1864. Schofield’s Federal 23d A.C. having been shifted N.E. from Sandtown Rd. (at Floyd Station), camped at Smyrna. Resuming the march, July 7, it traversed only 2 mi. (to this point) where it camped. July 8, 4 A.M. the march continued to Soap Creek – four miles N.E. This was a strategic maneuver to effect a river crossing at Soap Cr., N. of Johnston’s defense line (CS) on Cobb County side (at & S. of the State R.R. bridge). The move was designed to render the Confederate line untenable. Being thus outflanked July 8, Johnston withdrew his army to the Fulton Co. side, July 9.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-82.)
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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 54.367′ N, 84° 29.4′ W. Marker was in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker was on Cobb Parkway (U.S. 41) 0.1 miles
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north of Terrell Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1871 Cobb Parkway, Marietta GA 30060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Hargrove House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Smyrna (approx. 2.1 miles away); Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Marked Burial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Power's Ferry (approx. 2.7 miles away); The River Patrol & Cochran’s Ford (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
More about this marker. Only the pole remains of this marker. The marker text came from the Georgia Historic Marker web site.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on December 5, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 2, 2021