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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 05, 1864

Union Forces Reached Roswell, Burned Mills

Arriving at Roswell, Georgia Union General Kenner Garrard’s cavalry found the bridge across the Chattahoochee River had been burned. Garrard then ordered his men to burn all the mills and industrial buildings in Roswell. According to his report, one of the cotton mills destroyed had over one million dollars worth of machinery and employed four-hundred workers.