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

McCook's Brigade

 
 
McCook's Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 17, 2009
1. McCook's Brigade Marker
Inscription. E. on the ridge beyond the valley is the Illinois memorial to Col. Dan McCook’s brigade, Davis’ div., 14th A.C. [US]. It stands at an angle in breastworks of Cheatham's div., Hardee’s A.C. [CS].

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.
McCook's Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 17, 2009
2. McCook's Brigade Marker
Marker is on a median between Cheatham Hill Road (right) and the NPS parking lot (left). The empty pole to the left should hold another Georgia marker, Five Federal Brigades. The NPS sign/marker between the two is titled "Sherman's Command Post."
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 63 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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