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

Battle of Smyrna

 
 
Battle of Smyrna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2007
1. Battle of Smyrna Marker
Inscription. July 3, 1864. Gen. J. E. Johnston's army (CS) withdrew from Kennesaw Mtn. & occupied a double line of field-works which crossed the R. R. at old Smyrna Camp Ground, facing N. W. Loring's A. C. was on the rt. (N. E. of R. R.); Hardee's, at center; Hood's on left, near Ruff's Mill, Nickajack Cr.
July 4. The 4th A. C. (US), (E. of R. R.), attacked the Confederate right to ascertain strength of the position; it was found impregnable. A similar attack on the left near Ruff's Mill was alike ineffective. Being outflanked, Johnston withdrew to his River Line that night.
July 6. The 23d A. C. (US), moving from Ruff's Mill to Soap Creek, camped just E. of the R. R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.977′ N, 84° 30.829′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Atlanta Road SE, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. At the Smyrna Railroad Station. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna GA 30082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smyrna Memorial Cemetery
Railroad Station, tracks are just to the left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2007
2. Railroad Station, tracks are just to the left
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Marked Burial (about 400 feet away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (about 400 feet away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (about 400 feet away); The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); 23D Army Corps to Soap Creek (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Hargrove House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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