|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-31 — Dallas – Acworth Road|
|June 2, 1864. The rt. of Johnston’s Dallas - New Hope line -- a short distance E. of road, was held by Bate’s Div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] after being pressed back by Fed. 23d A. C. June 3. Walker’s Div. of Hardee, prolonged Bate’s line N. E., endeavoring to hold the positions, but seizure of road 1.5 mi. N. E. by Hovey’s (1st) Div., 23d A. C. [US] forced Johnston to abandon his Dallas - New Hope line & withdraw E. toward the State R. R. Johnston maintained the Dallas - New Hope line during . . . — Map (db m17015) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-33 — Hood & Hardee Withdraw E. to R.R. — New Hope & Gilgal Church Road.|
|June 2-4, 1864. Hood’s A.C. was posted 1 mi. W. & Hardee’s A. C. was aligned along Dallas - Acworth rd., N. 1.5 mi to Burnt Hickory rd. - Confederate center & rt. These corps withdrew, along with rest of Johnston’s forces [CS], when the Federal 23d A. C. seized the Dallas - Acworth rd. near old Allatoona Ch., 2.5 mi. N. E. June 3. Hood & Hardee retreated E. along this road June 4, to positions between Lost Mountain & the State R. R. — Map (db m17016) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-32 — James Foster House — Old Burnt Hickory Road|
|On June 2, 1864 pressure on right of Johnston’s line [CS] by 23rd A. C. [US] forced the rt. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] E. of the Dallas - Acworth road, enabling Schofield [US] to gain a position near the Foster House. Failing to get promised support from the 20th A. C. [US], Schofield was unable to pursue his advantage and night found Hardee’s forces still holding the rt. of the line. This movement was in line with the Fed. drive to outflank Johnston and force his withdrawal E. to the R. R. Heavy rains began and continued until June 19. — Map (db m17003) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — Peters-Davenport House — circa 1838|
|Dr. James Peters built his family’s homestead here. The original house was a very early version of a two-room frame structure with two doors and two chimneys. Outbuildings included a barn, well, privy, and summer kitchen. The original rooms had 10" wide, hand-planed boards on the walls and ceilings and 6" wide pine plank flooring secured with cut or hand-wrought nails.
Significant Civil War military events transpired at the house and in the immediate vicinity in 1864. General Oliver O. . . . — Map (db m30655) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-29 — Site ~ Mason’s Bridge|
|June 4, 1864. Ireland’s (3d) Brigade, Geary’s (2d) Div., 20th A.C., [US] seized, repaired & held Mason’s Bridge, which had been wrecked by Confederate forces retreating eastward.
June 6. The Army of the Cumberland, [US] commanded by Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas crossed Allatoona Creek here, enroute from Dallas - New Hope front in Paulding County to Kennesaw Mtn. environs.
The Cumberland Army consisted of three Corps: 4th, 14th & 20th, which formed the center of Sherman’s forces during . . . — Map (db m60588) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-30 — Site of Old Allatoona Church|
|Extreme left of Federal line on the Dallas - New Hope front where Johnston’s & Sherman’s forces had been in daily conflict since May 25, 1864. June 3. Hovey’s (1st) Div., 23d A. C. [US] drove Armstrong’s cavalry [CS] from the road, thereby uncovering right of Confederate line -- Walker’s Div., Hardee’s Corps -- near the Foster house 1 mile, S. W.
Seizure of this road broke the 10-day stalemate & the opposing line shifted East to the Kennesaw front. — Map (db m30259) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-34 — The Wm. Nickols House|
|Hardee’s Corps [CS] marched by this road to points S. of New Hope Ch., from Stegall's Station (Emerson) May 23, 24, 1864. Hood’s Corps [CS] followed Hardee’s, May 24, 25, from Etowah River (at R. R. Bridge), reaching New Hope Ch. in time to check 20th A. C. [US] at that point. Hood’s Corps was rear guard of Johnston’s march to checkmate Sherman’s forces [US] moving toward Dallas, on roads westward to outflank Johnston’s position in the Allatoona mountains. Stewart’s Div. of Hood’s Corps camped at the Nickols farm, night of May 24, 1864. — Map (db m20572) HM|