Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kennesaw Mountain National Battleﬁeld Park
On the morning of June 27, a Union barrage preceded close-packed Federal attackers. The gunners here waited silently as blue-clad columns pushed through the dense forest despite Confederate small arms fire. Finally, at pointblank range, the cannon crews opened fire. Flying canister stunned the Federal lines and, according to one Confederate officer, “did great execution.”
Confederate artillery crews normally consisted of a gunner in charge of seven cannoneers.
Well-trained crews could reload and shoot four times a minute.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 33° 56.173′ N, 84° 35.823′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Cheatam Hill Drive SW 0.7 miles south of 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. Climax at Cheatham Hill (a few steps from this marker); Field Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); The Dead Angle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Assault Falters (about 800 feet away); Illinois Monument (about 800 feet away); Monument to the Fallen (about 800 feet away); A Humanitarian Act (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Memorial (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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