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

War Comes To Kennesaw

 
 
War Comes To Kennesaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1979
1. War Comes To Kennesaw Marker
Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on paved trail
Inscription.  In May, 1864 Sherman with 100,000 men drove into north Georgia hoping to destroy Johnston's army of 50,000 and lay waste vital railroads and factories. Sherman attacked at Dalton, Resaca, Cassville and New Hope Church. These attacks were repulsed, and Sherman flanked to drive the Southern army back. The last movement brought Sherman to Allatoona, and he moved south with actions at Pine Mountain, Gilgal Church, Lost Mountain, Mud Creek and the Lattimore Farm. Johnston retired to Kennesaw Mountain and entrenched. The stage was set for the battle.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 33° 58.568′ N, 84° 34.771′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Big Mountain Hike. 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. Trading Hard Blows (here, next to this marker); Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864
War Comes To Kennesaw Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
2. War Comes To Kennesaw Marker Map
(a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling Cannons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (approx. 0.2 miles 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 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
 
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 1,028 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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. 24, 2020