Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River
Encountering the Georgia Militia, under Maj. Gen. Gustavus Smith & Gen. L. S. Ross’ cavalry, the Federals drove them eastward 1.25 miles. Blair’s troops intrenched here for the night.
This action was coincident with 4th & 16th A. C. assaults on Johnston’s line at Smyrna & at Ruff’ s Mill, some four miles N.E. on the old Concord Road.
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 033-69.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 48.797′ N, 84° 33.602′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 78) and Harding Drive, on the right when traveling west on Veterans Memorial Highway. 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 The Mitchell House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 0.9 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Mable House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line (approx. 2 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Extended Right (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
More about this marker. The marker has clearly suffered damage from a wayward vehicle.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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