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Roswell in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
1. Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker
Inscription. July 9, 1864. Roswell bridge, having been destroyed by the retreating Confederates, Garrard’s cav. [US] waded the river at Shallow Ford in face of opposition from the south side.

Wilder’s brigade (Miller, commanding) led off ~ its 4 regiments abreast as skirmishers, followed by the 3 regiments of Minty's brigade.

The ridge, 300 yds. S. of the river, was seized, intrenched & held by Garrard’s troopers until relieved at dusk by Newton’s 4th A.C. div., which had moved up from Vining’s Station. Newton, in turn, was relieved by Dodge’s 16th A.C. [US], July 10. Dodge’s engineers built 2 bridges.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.283′ N, 84° 21.181′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Azalea Drive 0.1 miles west of Roswell Road (Georgia Route 9), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell GA 30075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McPherson’s Troops at Shallow Ford (a few steps from this marker);
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By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
2. Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker
The reverse side of the marker is somewhat weathered.
Founders' Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roswell Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old Bricks (approx. 0.9 miles away); Barrington Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bulloch Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. one mile away); Roswell Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
3. Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker
Looking east on Azalea Drive toward Roswell Road
Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
4. Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker
The trail through the trees leads to the river and to the shallow ford.
Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
5. Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Marker
The trail through the trees leads to the river and to the shallow ford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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