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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Hardee at Wm. Cobb’s House


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Hardee at Wm. Cobb’s House
  • Location: 1510 Key Rd. at Intrenchment Creek Water Plant just east of Atlanta city limits

HARDEE AT WM. COBB’S HOUSE

July 22, 1864. Hardee’s A.C., [CSA] consisting of 4 divisions, enroute N. to the rear of Federal forces in E. Atlanta, halted here at dawn to procure guides for a wilderness march ahead. Hardee, his staff & general officers rode to Wm. Cobb’s house (still standing) a short distance W.W. where Wm. Cobb (of Cobb’s Mill) & the miller, Case Turner, agreed to serve as guides. Cobb rode with Cleburne & Maney (Cheatham’s old div.); Turner, with Walker & Bate.

Irving Buck, in “Cleburne & His Command,” cites the halt at Cobb’s Mill, but the identity & services of the guides rest solely on Case Turner’s statements to J.W. McWilliams.

044-57 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956