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

War Comes To Kennesaw

 
 
War Comes To Kennesaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1979
1. War Comes To Kennesaw Marker
Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on paved trail
Inscription. In May, 1864 Sherman with 100,000 men drove into north Georgia hoping to destroy Johnston's army of 50,000 and lay waste vital railroads and factories. Sherman attacked at Dalton, Resaca, Cassville and New Hope Church. These attacks were repulsed, and Sherman flanked to drive the Southern army back. The last movement brought Sherman to Allatoona, and he moved south with actions at Pine Mountain, Gilgal Church, Lost Mountain, Mud Creek and the Lattimore Farm. Johnston retired to Kennesaw Mountain and entrenched. The stage was set for the battle.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-1.)
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 33° 58.568′ N, 84° 34.771′ W. Marker was in Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker was on Kenesaw Mountain Drive. Click for map. Located at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. 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
War Comes To Kennesaw Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
2. War Comes To Kennesaw Marker Map
(approx. 0.2 miles 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 19, 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 888 times since then and 54 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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