Kennesaw Mountain in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864
under Sherman start south from
Chattanooga. Joseph E. Johnson
with 50,000 Confederates oppose
them.Sherman uses flanking
movements more than battles to
push Confederates back.
June 19 - Confederates entrench
here at Kennesaw Mountain on
an 8 mile front.
June 27 - Union attacks on
Cheatham Hill and Little
July 2 - Sherman again executes
a flanking movement, forcing
Confederates back toward Atlanta.
July 18 - General Hood replaces
September 2 - Atlanta falls after
4 major battles in which
Sherman's army gain control
of roads and railroads into
November 15 - Sherman's army
begins March to the Sea.
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-4.)
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 33° 58.577′ N, 84° 34.77′ Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling Cannons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (about 800 feet away); Atlanta - Prize of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clash at Kennesaw (approx. half a mile away); Peachtree Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federal 15th Corps (approx. ¾ mile away); Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Kennesaw Mountain, Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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