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Five Federal Brigades

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
1. Five Federal Brigades Marker
Inscription. June 27, 1864. At 8 A.M., five brigades assaulted the Confederates of Hardee’s Corps, posted on the wooded ridge across the valley eastward. From left to right there were: Kimball’s, Wagner’s & Harker’s brigades, Newton’s div. 4th A. C.; McCook’s & Mitchell’s brigades, Davis’ div., 14th A. C. -- all Army of the Cumberland troops [US].

Kimball & Wagner struck Cleburne’s left; Harker, McCook & Mitchell centered on the salient angle at the right of Cheatham’s div. The assaults were in parallel regimental columns. These & similar ones, at the same time, by 3 brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. 2.5 mi. N., failed to break Johnston’s line [CS].
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-58.)
 
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 0.1 miles south of John Ward Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 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 (here, next to this marker); Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters
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By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
2. Five Federal Brigades Marker
Looking eastward toward the wooded ridge occupied by Hardee's Corps
(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.
 
Regarding Five Federal Brigades. This assault was part of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain. The battle is described in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Five Federal Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
3. Five Federal Brigades Marker
Looking south on Cheatham Hill Road, toward the site of the Battle of Kolb's Farm
Five Federal Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
4. Five Federal Brigades Marker
Looking north on Cheatham Hill Road, toward the Dallas Highway and Little Kennesaw Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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