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

Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, circa 1977
1. Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker
Inscription. May 7- 100,000 Federal Troops
under Sherman start south from
Chattanooga. Joseph E. Johnson
with 50,000 Confederates oppose
them.Sherman uses flanking
movements more than battles to
push Confederates back.

June 19 - Confederates entrench
here at Kennesaw Mountain on
an 8 mile front.

June 27 - Union attacks on
Cheatham Hill and Little
Kennesaw fail.

July 2 - Sherman again executes
a flanking movement, forcing
Confederates back toward Atlanta.

July 18 - General Hood replaces
Johnston.

September 2 - Atlanta falls after
4 major battles in which
Sherman's army gain control
of roads and railroads into
city.

November 15 - Sherman's army
begins March to the Sea.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-4.)
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 33° 58.577′ N, 84° 34.77′ W. Marker was in Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker was on Kenesaw Mountain Drive. Click for map. Located in Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling Cannons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (about 800 feet away); Atlanta - Prize of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clash at Kennesaw (approx. half a mile away); Peachtree Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federal 15th Corps (approx. mile away); Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain, Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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