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Near Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site: Cobb’s Mill

 
 
Site: Cobb’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. Site: Cobb’s Mill Marker
Inscription. On the E. side of Intrenchment Creek, just above the bridge, stood a grist mill operated by William Cobb, a DeKalb County pioneer. The mill was a notable landmark in the movement of Confederate forces to the field of the Battle of Atlanta, fought July 22, 1864.

Hardee’s Corps, (CS) consisting of 4 divs., made a 15-mi. night march from Atlanta, via McDonough & Fayetteville roads, to gain the rear of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. in E. Atlanta. Hardee’s troops reached Cobb’s Mill at dawn, where a halt was made to procure guides.

Wheeler’s Cav. (CS) rode with the column, enroute to Decatur to seize McPherson’s wagon trains.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 42.098′ N, 84° 19.936′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Key Road 0.4 miles north of Bouldercrest Rd SE, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardee at Wm. Cobb’s House (a few steps from
Site: Cobb’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Site: Cobb’s Mill Marker
this marker); Hardee's Night March (approx. 1.1 miles away); Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hardee at Road Fork (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hardee’s March Turned N.E. on Fayetteville Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Walker & Bate At Sugar Cr. (approx. 2 miles away); To Robert Burns (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the entrance road to the water plant on Key Road at the bridge over Intrenchment Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2015, by David Tyberg of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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