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Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hardee's Salient

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 24, 2008
1. Hardee's Salient Marker
Inscription.  June 16, 1864. From this point as a pivot, the Confederate line W. to Gilgal Church & Lost Mtn. was swung back to a N. & S. line E. of Mud Creek, thereby making a salient angle -- Hardee's A. C. on the left or S; Polk's & Hood's Corps on the right, or E.(CS)

This shift of Hardee's line was due to pressure on his front by the 20th & 23d Corps (US), from June 9 to 15.

Further pressure by the 4th, 14th & 20th Corps (US) upon Hardee's salient, June 17, 18, forced Johnston to abandon his entire line, June 19, for a final position which included Kennesaw Mountain.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 58.329′ N, 84° 37.023′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of New Salem Road and Salient Road NW, on the right when traveling north on New Salem
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Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. O. O. Howard’s Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gen. J. E. Johnston’s Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kennesaw Battlefield (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,526 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 18, 2021