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

Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, circa 1977
1. Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker
Inscription.  

May 7- 100,000 Federal Troops
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
Kennesaw fail.

July 2 - Sherman again executes
a flanking movement, forcing
Confederates back toward Atlanta.

July 18 - General Hood replaces
Johnston.

September 2 - Atlanta falls after
4 major battles in which
Sherman's army gain control
of roads and railroads into
city.

November 15 - Sherman's army
begins March to the Sea.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker
Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker
nearby. 33° 58.577′ N, 84° 34.77′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Big Mountain Hike. The marker was located in Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. 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 markers are within walking distance of this location. Trading Hard Blows (a few steps from this marker); War Comes To Kennesaw (a few steps from this marker); The Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlanta Falls (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain, Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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