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

Battle of Smyrna

 
 
Battle of Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2007
1. Battle of Smyrna Marker
Inscription.  July 3, 1864. Gen. J. E. Johnston's army (CS) withdrew from Kennesaw Mtn. & occupied a double line of field-works which crossed the R. R. at old Smyrna Camp Ground, facing N. W. Loring's A. C. was on the rt. (N. E. of R. R.); Hardee's, at center; Hood's on left, near Ruff's Mill, Nickajack Cr.
July 4. The 4th A. C. (US), (E. of R. R.), attacked the Confederate right to ascertain strength of the position; it was found impregnable. A similar attack on the left near Ruff's Mill was alike ineffective. Being outflanked, Johnston withdrew to his River Line that night.
July 6. The 23d A. C. (US), moving from Ruff's Mill to Soap Creek, camped just E. of the R. R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-77.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 52.977′ N, 84° 30.829′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb
Railroad Station, tracks are just to the left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2007
2. Railroad Station, tracks are just to the left
County. Marker is on Atlanta Road SE, on the left when traveling south. At the Smyrna Railroad Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna GA 30082, 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. Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Marked Burial (about 400 feet away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (about 400 feet away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (about 400 feet away); The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Hargrove House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The 4th Corps at Vining’s Station (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,880 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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