Shallow Ford

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Shallow Ford

Shallow Ford

203 Azalea Drive
Roswell, GA 30075



Retreating Confederate soldiers burned the covered bridge over the Chattahoochee River in an attempt to stop Union troops advancing from Roswell. Just downriver, the troops were able to walk across the river at Shallow Ford. The fighting at the Shallow Ford on July 9, 1864, involved the Spencer repeating rifle by Union forces. This was the first time in U.S. history a rifle was used successfully under water during armed conflict.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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