July 4, 1864. Early a.m., Brig.
Gen. John Fuller's brigade, 4th div., 16th A. C. [US] moved 1
mi. E. from the Nickajack Cr. Bridge, Concord Rd., to ascertain
the strength of Hood's A. C. [CS]. Finding it strongly posted,
Fuller returned to Ruff's Mill. Late p.m., Fuller's men again
advanced, supported by Sweeney's 2nd div., and after a bitter
struggle seized the first line of works on Hood's rt. near the
present Gann Cemetery.
This Federal assault on Johnston's
left & the one at Smyrna on his rt. were incidental to his
retreat from Kennesaw to the river. Col. Edward Noyes, 39th O.V.V.I.
(Governor of Ohio 1872-1874), lost a leg in this battle.
033-74 GEORGIA HISTORICAL
- BATTLE OF RUFF'S MILL
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