Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
Left camp at 8 o’clock – took the Atlanta road and marched on it. until we were within two mile of the “Chattahoochee” – when we took the road to “Turners Ferry” and marched for
4 mile alongside a complete “chain” of Forts and works built by the enemy for the defence of Atlanta – It would have been impossible to have to run them by assault, and we can plainly see the reason of our flank movement “[unclear: era] ” of Rosswell last July – At the “Ferry” were pontoons laid guarded by a Brigade of the 2d Div [Division] 15 A.C. The enemy had strong forts & works here defended by heavy guns. We went into camp on the south bank of the River. We are 5 mile from Atlanta.
From Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Library Special Collections