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Confederate Battery Position

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 10, 2002
1. Confederate Battery Position Marker
Inscription. This battery was one of several cavalry outposts maintained by Wheeler`s Cavalry (CS) to watch the ferries and fords along the Chattahoochee River in 1864. The battery position consisted of a single piece of light artillery protected by strong earthworks. At 3:30 P.M. on July 8, 1864, Cox`s Division, 23rd A.C., Army of the Ohio (US), made one of the first crossings of the Chattahoochee river at this point. Wading the river, Federal forces scaled the steep slopes of this position capturing the gun. So quick was the crossing, the surprised and out-numbered Confederates were able to fire only a single cannon shot before withdrawing. J.D. Cox, in his book Atlanta, described this crossing as 'One of the most picturesque of the campaign.' In the hastily abandoned camp of the outpost was found a half-cooked meal and an unfinished letter from a Confederate soldier to his wife. Following this first successful crossing of the Chattahoochee by Federal troops, Confederate forces abandoned the main river defenses at Bolton, 7 miles to the south and retired toward the Atlanta defenses.
 
Erected 1971 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-196.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, July 26, 2008
2. Confederate Battery Position Marker
33° 55.362′ N, 84° 25.689′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on River Chase Point 0.1 miles west of River Chase Circle, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in the cul-de-sac at the end of River Chase Point, off River Chase Circle off Heards Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isom's Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sope Creek Industries (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Soap Creek Paper Mills (approx. 1.4 miles away); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.4 miles away); The 23D Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. 1.7 miles away); The River Patrol & Cochranís Ford (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Battery Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 26, 2008
3. Confederate Battery Position Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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