“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Military Action at Gilgal Church

Military Action at Gilgal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 24, 2007
1. Military Action at Gilgal Church Marker
Inscription. On 15 June 1864 Daniel Butterfield's division of Joseph Hooker's XX [20th] Army Corps approached this point via the Sandtown Road (Acworth-Due West Rd.) intending to attack Cleburne's Confederates entrenched here at Burnt Hickory and Sandtown roads intersection. Due to strong resistance by Cleburne's skirmishers and the arrival of night-fall, Butterfield's effort here at Gilgal Church diminished to a probing action. Planned as a coordinated mile wide attack by three 5000 man divisions (Butterfield's, Geary's and William's), on a front extending from Gilgal eastward to Pine Knob, it was hoped to break the undermanned Confederate battle line forcing a retreat. A filed attempt, this Federal attack on 15 June resulted in over 550 casualties in Geary's division at Pine Knob and nearly 200 of Butterfield's here at Gilgal Church.
Erected 2007 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
Location. 33° 58.074′ N, 84° 40.056′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Due West Road and Kennesaw-Due West and Acworth-Due West Roads, on the left when traveling west on Due West Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the front of the Due West Pavillion Shopping Center. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Due West Community (approx. mile away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Dickson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. one mile away); Green Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Sandtown Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Davis' Cross Roads (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,595 times since then and 175 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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