Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Humanitarian Act
Kennesaw Mountain National Battleﬁeld Park
Lt. Col. William P. Martin, commanding the 1st & 15th Consolidated Arkansas Regiment, jumped onto the earthworks and ordered his Confederates to cease fire. Waving a white flag of truce, Martin shouted to the Federals, “Come and remove your wounded. They are burning to death.” For a brief time, Northerners and Southerners alike rescued the wounded and put out the fires.
The next day, Union officers presented Colonel Martin with a pair of Colt revolvers in appreciation of his humanitarian act.
“The Famed Truce on Cheatham Hill” by Alfred R. Waud.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 33° 56.427′ N, 84° 35.886′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Drive SW near 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. At least 8 other markers are within Texas Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Interlocking Defenses (approx. ¼ mile away); Climax at Cheatham Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dead Angle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Assault Falters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Illinois Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on November 10, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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