SITE: COBB'S MILL
Site: Cobb's Mill State Historical
- Located at 1510 Key Rd. at Intrenchment Creek Water
Plant just east of Atlanta city limits
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, [CSA] 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. [CSA] rode with the column,
enroute to Decatur to seize McPherson's wagon trains.
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