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

Mud Creek Line

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
1. Mud Creek Line Marker
Inscription. Hardee’s intrenched line [CS] crossed the road at this point -- position held June 17-19, 1864 by Cleburne’s Division [CS] after withdrawal of Johnston’s left flank from Gilgal Church.

A sharp artillery duel & severe rain marked the 48 hours here -- the opposition being the 20th & 23d Corps batteries [US] at Darby’s West of the creek.

Brig. Gen. Lucius E. Polk (nephew of Lt. Gen. Polk) [CS] was severely wounded & the regiments of his brigade were assigned to other commands in Cleburne’s Div.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 56.9′ N, 84° 38.075′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Marietta Highway (Georgia Route 120) 0.1 miles west of Garrison Commons SW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Darby Plantation (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Sandtown Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gen. O. O. Howard’s Headquarters
Mud Creek Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
2. Mud Creek Line Marker
Looking west toward Mud Creek (under bridge) and the Darby House.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Green Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cheatham Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.8 miles away); General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Mud Creek Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
3. Mud Creek Line Marker
Looking east toward the ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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