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

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 11 monuments nearby.

Hardee at Wm. Cobb's House (a few steps from this marker) ; Hardee at Road Fork (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr. (approx. 2 miles away) ; 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) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (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.

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


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