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

Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell

 
 
Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 16, 2011
1. Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell Marker Post
Inscription. With the occupation of Marietta by Federal forces July 3, 1864, Garrard’s cav. was sent to Roswell to secure a Chattahoochee River crossing for the passage of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee, which was later shifted from the Federal right to the extreme left.

July 5. Garrard reached this point on Willeo Creek, where he camped. From here a regiment was sent to burn the Soap Creek Paper Mills. On the same day a detachment moved to Roswell & while the 7th Pa. Cav. drove the Confederate defenders across the bridge, the cotton & woolen factories were burned.
 
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-94.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 59.517′ N, 84° 23.167′ W. Marker was near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker was at the intersection of Lower Roswell Road and Timber Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west on Lower Roswell Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Marietta GA 30068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Hightower (Etowah) Trail
Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 16, 2011
2. Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell Marker Post
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Barrington Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Bulloch Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division (approx. 2.1 miles away); McPherson’s Troops at Shallow Ford (approx. 2.1 miles away); Allenbrook (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Old Bricks (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker was standing in January 2010. Text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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