The Confederate picket post located west of Atlanta. "During the night of July 4th General Johnston drew back all of his army and trains inside the tete-du-pont at the Chattahoochee, which proved one of the strongest pieces of field-fortification I ever saw. . . About three miles out of the Chattahoochee the main road forked, the right branch following substantially the railroad, and the left one leading straight or Atlanta, via Pace's Ferry. The right-hand road was perfectly covered by the tete-du-pont before described, where the resistance was very severe...." General Sherman's Memoirs.