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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kennesaw House

 
 
Kennesaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 14, 2008
1. Kennesaw House Marker
Inscription. In ante-bellum days, this hotel was a summer resort for planters attracted by the gay social activities of the town. In 1862, J. J. Andrews and his Federal raiders met here to begin the daring Locomotive Chase. Confederate wounded were fed and treated here after many battles, and civilian refugees from overrun Tennessee and Kentucky stayed here, moving south as Federals drew near. July 3, 1864, Sherman had his headquarters in the hotel, while directing pursuit of the Confederates retiring into Atlanta. After the War, numerous northern visitors wintered in Marietta, many stopping at the Kennesaw House.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-109.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.173′ N, 84° 33.064′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Marietta Station Walk NW near Depot Street NW, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Depot St, Marietta GA 30060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UDC And Kennesaw House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Kennesaw House
Kennesaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Cruce, March 10, 2007
2. Kennesaw House Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Cobb County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarke Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee Treaty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Debra Halpern Bernes (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .
1. About the Kennesaw House. (Submitted on July 14, 2007.)
2. Stealing the General. 2007 book by Russell S. Bonds on Amazon.com. “The true story of the boldest adventure of the Civil War.” “On April 12, 1262—one year to the day after Confederate guns opened on Fort Sumter and started the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union spy named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry volunteers infiltrated North Georgia and stole a steam engine called the General. Racing northward at speeds approaching sixty miles an hour, cutting telegraph lines and destroying track along the way, Andrews planned to open
Kennesaw House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 14, 2008
3. Kennesaw House
East Tennessee to the Union army, cutting off men and matériel from the Confederate forces in Virginia. ... But the General’s young conductor, William A. Fuller, chased the stolen train first on foot, then by handcar, and finally aboard another engine...” (Submitted on August 8, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Old Marietta Station adjoining the Kennesaw House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 14, 2008
4. Old Marietta Station adjoining the Kennesaw House
Marietta Station Walk and CSX Train image. Click for full size.
By Michael Cruce, March 10, 2007
5. Marietta Station Walk and CSX Train
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,103 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on , by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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