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

Atlanta Falls

 
 
Atlanta Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1979
1. Atlanta Falls Marker
Inscription.  Extension of the Federal right flank threatened to cut off the Confederates from Atlanta, and this caused them to retire toward Atlanta July 2, 1864. Sherman, following closely, decided not to assult the city, but to cut all roads and railroads around it, so the Confederates would have to fight or retire. President Davis, not satisfied with Johnston's conduct of the compaign, assigned Hood in his place. Four hard battles were fought around the city, but Sherman suceeded in cutting the railroads, and Hood withdrew.The capture of Atlanta, September 2 1864, gave the Federals a base deep in the heart of the Confederacy and did much to assure the re-election of Lincoln and the successful prosecution of the war. From Atlanta Sherman marched to Savannah and then north through the Carolinas continuing destruction of military assets. General Johnston, restored to command of the Confederate army, surrendered to Sherman April 26, 1865, soon after Lee's surrender to Grant.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in
Atlanta Falls Marker on Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on a paved trail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1978
2. Atlanta Falls Marker on Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on a paved trail
this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 33° 58.58′ N, 84° 34.746′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Big Mountain Hike. Was located at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30060, 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); Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Trading Hard Blows (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes To Kennesaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling Cannons (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (about 700 feet away); Atlanta - Prize of War (about 800 feet away); Clash at Kennesaw (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Regarding Atlanta Falls. Included on the marker is a sketch of the Atlanta Skyline.
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain, Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Atlanta Falls Marker, Sherman's Drive on Atlanta Map image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Atlanta Falls Marker, Sherman's Drive on Atlanta Map
On the crest of Kennesaw
Atlanta Falls Marker, sketch of Atlanta Skyline image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. Atlanta Falls Marker, sketch of Atlanta Skyline
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 27, 2020