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

Trading Hard Blows

 
 
Trading Hard Blows Marker at Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on a paved trail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1977
1. Trading Hard Blows Marker at Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on a paved trail
Inscription.  As Sherman approached the Kennesaw line, Hood's Corps struck his right on June 22 at Kolb Farm. The Federals, warned, repulsed Hood with a loss of 1,000 men. Sherman decided to assault and cut the Southern center at Cheatham Hill and Little Kennesaw, and then destroy the fragments of Johnston's army. In these attacks on June 27 the entrenched Confederates had 800 casualties while Sherman lost 2,500 men. Again the Federals resorted to less costly flanking tactics, which were to force Johnston to give up his Kennesaw position.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 33° 58.57′ N, 84° 34.767′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County.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. War Comes To Kennesaw (here, next to this marker);
Trading Hard Blows Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1979
2. Trading Hard Blows Marker
Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 (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 (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 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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