Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McCook's was 1 of 5 brigades designated to attempt a break-through, June 27. Its 5 regiments formed on the then wooded slope this side of the stream -- four in column, of regimental fronts, one advanced as skirmishers.
The assault was toward the angle; down the hill -- across the stream -- up the cleared slope beyond, to the objective -- the only brigade of 5 to reach it, where a close-up line was held until Cheatham withdrew July 3.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-57.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 56.013′ N, 84° 36.284′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Road SW 0 miles north of Cavan Drive SW, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on a medium between Cheatham Hill Road and a parking area, part of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Five Federal Brigades (here, next to this marker); Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Assault Falters (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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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