Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kennesaw Mountain National Battleﬁeld Park
The Texas brigade that built these earthworks exchanged skirmish fire with Federal troops for a week before the battle. One Texan wrote in his diary, “The bullets go zip zip over our breastworks day and night, making the men bow their heads.”
On June 27, the Federals launched their main assault at the center of the Confederate defenses—½ mile to the left—to try to split the Southern army there. The Confederates were ready.
Civil War earthworks were often built at angles so that defenders could shoot at an attacker’s flank.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 33° 56.637′ N, 84° 35.87′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Drive SW 0.1 miles from Whitlock Avenue NW (Georgia Route 120), 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. Texas Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Humanitarian Act (approx. ¼ mile away); Cheatham Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Climax at Cheatham Hill (approx. half a mile away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. half a mile away); Field Fortifications (approx. half a mile away); The Dead Angle (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on November 9, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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