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

Site ~ Masonís Bridge

 
 
Site ~ Masonís Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 27, 2012
1. Site ~ Masonís Bridge Marker
Inscription. June 4, 1864. Irelandís (3d) Brigade, Gearyís (2d) Div., 20th A.C., [US] seized, repaired & held Masonís Bridge, which had been wrecked by Confederate forces retreating eastward.

June 6. The Army of the Cumberland, [US] commanded by Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas crossed Allatoona Creek here, enroute from Dallas - New Hope front in Paulding County to Kennesaw Mtn. environs.

The Cumberland Army consisted of three Corps: 4th, 14th & 20th, which formed the center of Shermanís forces during the twenty-nine days of conflict – June 5, July 3 – in Cobb County.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.273′ N, 84° 42.533′ W. Marker is near Acworth, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on County Line Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stilesboro, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acworth GA 30101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Allatoona Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peters-Davenport House
Site ~ Masonís Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 27, 2012
2. Site ~ Masonís Bridge Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Durham House (approx. 1.9 miles away); James Foster House (approx. 2 miles away); Hardeeís, Hoodís & Frenchís Hídqírs. (approx. 2 miles away); Route of Polkís Corps (approx. 2 miles away); The Wm. Nickols House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acworth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site ~ Masonís Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 27, 2012
3. Site ~ Masonís Bridge Marker
The marker and the current bridge over Allatoona Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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