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

Gen. George H. Thomas’ Headquarters

Army of the Cumberland [US]

 

—June 24 - July 3, 1864 —

 
Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 17, 2009
1. Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters Marker
Inscription. In field west of rd., where right of 14th joined left of 20th corps [US].

From this point, June 27, Gen. Thomas [US] directed the assault of 5 brigades of 4th and 14th Corps, against Hardee’s Corps [CS] posted on Cheatham's Hill, E., across valley of Nose’s Cr.

This attempt to penetrate Johnston’s [CS] Kennesaw line was void of results.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 55.932′ N, 84° 36.252′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Mill Road SW 0.2 miles north of Cavan Drive SW, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the southern edge of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, at the beginning of a marked foot trail leading to Kolb's Farm. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCook's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Five Federal Brigades (about 500 feet away); The Assault Falters
Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 17, 2009
2. Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Illinois Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dead Angle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. half a mile away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  General George Thomas. Thomas was a southerner who remained loyal to the Union. He is best known for his rear guard defense to save the Army of the Cumberland at Chickamauga and his defeat of General Hood at the Battle of Nashville. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 61 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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