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Johnston’s Army Crossed the River


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Johnston’s Army Crossed the River
  • Location: Nixon and Marietta Rd, Bolton

JOHNSTON’S ARMY CROSSED THE RIVER

July 5-9, 1864. Johnston’s Army of Tenn. [CSA] held a fortified line N. of the Chattahoochee from Nickajack Cr. to one mile above Peachtree Cr.

Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable, Johnston crossed his forces July 9 to this side on 5 bridges: a traffic bridge here; the State R.R. bridge and 3 pontoon bridges downstream.

Until Federal movements from upriver crossings to Peachtree Cr. valley became evident, Johnston’s forces marked time here until the 18th when they were placed in the outer defense line of Atlanta N. and E. of the city.

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GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER

1985