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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.