Monument

Site: Cobb's Mill

Battle of Atlanta



Site: Cobb's Mill, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/12/17 11:16:12
1. Site: Cobb's Mill
 

Inscription:
Site: Cobb's Mill


On the E. side of Intrenchment Creek, just above the bridge, stood a grist mill operated by William Cobb, a DeKalb County pioneer. The mill was a notable landmark in the movement of Confederate forces to the field of the Battle of Atlanta, fought July 22, 1864.

Hardee´s Corps, (CSA) consisting of 4 divs., made a 15-mi. night march from Atlanta, via McDonough & Fayetteville roads, to gain the rear of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. in E. Atlanta. Hardee´s troops reached Cobb´s Mill at dawn, where a halt was made to procure guides.

Wheeler´s Cav. (CSA) rode with the column, enroute to Decatur to seize McPherson´s wagon trains.

044-58 Georgia Historical Commission 1956






Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-58


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 42.094  W 84° 19.9386. Map it


To reach this monument:
1510 Key Rd, Atlanta, GA, at Entrenchment Creek Water Plant



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 8 monuments nearby.

Hardee at Wm. Cobb's House (a few steps from this marker) ; Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 2.3 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 2.6 miles away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 2.7 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 2.7 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 2.7 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 2.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.








Classification:
Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Corps
Military Arm: Combined Arms


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 29, 2020. This page has been viewed 10 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 29, 2020. Photos: 1 was submitted on 08/29/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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