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Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm

 
 
Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, February 27, 2005
1. Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm Marker
Inscription. Nineteenth-century farmer Ruben Latimer lived a mile southwest of this spot. He, his wife Sarah, their children and eleven slaves worked a modest self-sufficient farm where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn and other food crops. In June 1864 their lives were forever changed when Latimerís farm became a battlefield. General Joseph Johnstonís (CSA) Army constructed a network of earthworks across Latimerís farm in an attempt to slow the advance of General William Shermanís (USA) Army toward Atlanta. On the morning of June 18, 1864, Federal troops attacked the earthworks occupied by the First Missouri Brigade of General F.M. Cockrell (CSA). The attack led by Colonel Frederick Bartleson (USA) 4th Army Corps during a violent thunderstorm, successfully drove the Confederates back to their main line of earthworks. Despite Confederate counterattacks and artillery barrage, the Federals were able to hold ground. The next morning General Johnston (CSA) withdrew his forces to stronger positions on Kennesaw Mountain.

The Marietta County Club commissioned a detailed archeological and historical study of the battle and the families affected by it. The Club has preserved many of the surviving earthworks and Civil War artifacts. The resulting report, “Soldiers and Citizens: Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm”, may be found
Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 24, 2006
2. Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm Marker
in area libraries and stands as the Marietta County Clubsí contribution to Cobb Countyís history.
 
Erected by Marietta Country Club.
 
Location. 33° 59.044′ N, 84° 37.024′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on New Salem Road NW 0 miles south of Stilesboro Road NW, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. half a mile away); Hardee's Salient (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gen. O. O. Howardís Headquarters (approx. 1.5 miles away); General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. 1.5 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.5 miles away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pine Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
More about this marker. There is another marker, identical but for a minor punctuation change, in the Marietta Country Club on Marietta Country Club Drive.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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