Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The River Patrol & Cochranís Ford
July 7, Brownlow's 1st Tennessee reg't., Dorrís brigade (McCook's cav.) seized the upper island near Powerís Ferry, as an observation point.
July 9, Col. Dorr, with a detachment, crossed at the mouth of Soap Cr., 3 mi. N. (Schofield's crossing, July 8), to scout the country below. Another detachment crossed at Cochranís Ford (1.25 mi. S. of Soap Cr.), as a support. Dismounted, carrying guns and cartridges aloft, they waded the deep stream, wearing nothing but hats.
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-89.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 54.136′ N, 84° 26.639′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cochran Shoals Unit Parking Lot Entrance 0 miles north of Interstate North Parkway NE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is just inside the parking lot of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cochran Shoals Unit. Interstate
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Power's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. one mile away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 1.7 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Hargrove House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sope Creek Industries (was approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.