“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Kennesaw Battlefield

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By Michael Cruce, August 5, 2006
1. Kennesaw Battlefield Marker
Inscription. One of the two abortive attempts to break Johnsonís line, * June 27, 1864, was made in this area by 3 Federal brigades. Deployed on the ridge W. of the stream & astride Burnt Hickory Rd., they moved E. toward the Spur of the mountain, which was the center of the attack.

The left of the charging line entered the gorge between the Spur & Little Kennesaw; the right swung around the point where the Spur impinges on the road.

During this battle, Federal regiments from Missouri battled Cockrellís Missouri brigade (Frenchís div., Loringís Corps, Confederate), posted on Kennesaw Spur.

( * Confederate States flag slug )
Erected 1954 by the Georgia Historical Comission. (Marker Number 033-52.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.801′ N, 84° 35.633′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnt Hickory Road NW and Old Mountain Road NW, on the left when traveling east on Burnt Hickory Road NW. Click for map. It is in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Kennesaw Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Cruce, August 5, 2006
2. Kennesaw Battlefield Marker
At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assault on Pigeon Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Loganís 15th A.C. Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennesaw Spur (about 500 feet away); Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the Kennesaw Mountain Campaign and Battle.
Also see . . .
1. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia. National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 20, 2007.) 

2. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Article describing the battle by Randy Golden. (Submitted on February 20, 2007.) 

3. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Entry by John D. Fowler in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 20, 2007.) 
Additional keywords. Confederate General Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Federal General William Tecumseh Sherman, Confederate Brigadier General Francis Marion Cockrell, Confederate General William Wing Loring. Joseph E. Johnston, William T. Sherman, Francis M. Cockrell, W. W. Loring.
Categories. War, US Civil
Kennesaw Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 17, 2008
3. Kennesaw Battlefield Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,448 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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