This Day in Georgia History
July 09, 1864
Confederates Retreated Across Chattahoochee
During the night, retreating Confederate forces in Cobb County crossed over the Chattahoochee River into Fulton County near the Western & Atlantic railroad bridge several miles south of Paces Ferry. After crossing the river, they burned the bridge. Meanwhile, six miles upstream, Sherman’s 23rd Corps, having crossed the Chattahoochee the previous day, was now advancing southward.