“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)

Battle of Pine Knob

June 15, 1864

Battle of Pine Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 30, 2006
1. Battle of Pine Knob Marker
Inscription. On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an over-extended Confederate defense line and force a retreat. The attack began promptly at 5PM with a force of 15,000 Federal infantry. The attack failed. The 60th New York Regt's battle line can be seen nearby. This shallow trench was dug late in the fight under hostile fire in darkness, with bayonets and canteens.
Erected 2005 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
Location. 33° 58.505′ N, 84° 39.136′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Hamilton Road 0 miles north of Kennesaw Due West Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reversed Trench (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. half a mile away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. mile away); Due West Community (approx. mile away); Site of the Dickson House (approx. one mile away); Military Action at Gilgal Church (approx. one mile away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial (approx. one mile 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 1,831 times since then and 197 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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