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

The March to Soap Creek

 
 
The March to Soap Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
1. The March to Soap Creek Marker
Inscription. Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] marked time in this vicinity while McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] made demonstrations at Chattahoochee ferries below Johnston’s River Line [CS] -- indicating, falsely, that crossings would be made there while actual passages upstream were planned.

July 6, 1864. The 23d A. C. began its march to upper reaches of the river by moving E. on this, the old Concord Road via the battlefields of Ruff’s Mill & Smyrna, to the mouth of Soap Creek, 11 miles N. E.

Passage of the river there, July 8, forced Johnston to evacuate his River Line, July 9.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.693′ N, 84° 34.702′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Concord Road and Hicks Road, on the right when traveling west on Concord Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mableton GA 30126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Extended Right (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Wm. Moss House
The March to Soap Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
2. The March to Soap Creek Marker
The marker, in the brush at the edge of the road, is difficult to see.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Only Advantage of the Day” (approx. Ľ mile away); Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Mable House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries (approx. 1.9 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ross' Headquarters (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The March to Soap Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
3. The March to Soap Creek Marker
Looking west on Concord Road at the Hicks Road intersection, the marker, in the brush at the edge of the road, is extremely difficult to see.
The March to Soap Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
4. The March to Soap Creek Marker
The marker is at the edge of a vacant lot. This view is of the marker from the lot, with Concord Road in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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