“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)

Davis' Cross Roads

Davis' Cross Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 22, 2008
1. Davis' Cross Roads Marker
Inscription.  Site of home of Rev. Gary Davis (1799-1875).

In June 1864, was an outpost of right wing of Sherman's forces [US], moving from New Hope Church in Paulding Co. toward the State R.R. and the [CS] left flank.

Hardee's Corps [CS] , on the left, occupied a line at Gilgal Church 1.5 mi. S.E.

June 10, Strickland's 3d Brigade of Hascall's 2nd Div. 23d Corps [US], assaulted Cleburne's Sharpshooters [CS] posted here and on adjacent hill.

After a sharp conflict the [CS] withdrew to the lines near Gilgal Church.
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-1.)
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. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 33° 58.684′ N, 84° 41.385′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Burnt Hickory Road NW, 0.1 miles Old Mountain Road NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Dickson House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Military Action at Gilgal Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Due West Community (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. 2.2 miles away); Green Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,595 times since then and 107 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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