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

James Foster House

Old Burnt Hickory Road

James Foster House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 22, 2008
1. James Foster House Marker
Inscription.  On June 2, 1864 pressure on right of Johnston’s line [CS] by 23rd A. C. [US] forced the rt. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] E. of the Dallas - Acworth road, enabling Schofield [US] to gain a position near the Foster House. Failing to get promised support from the 20th A. C. [US], Schofield was unable to pursue his advantage and night found Hardee’s forces still holding the rt. of the line.

This movement was in line with the Fed. drive to outflank Johnston and force his withdrawal E. to the R. R. Heavy rains began and continued until June 19.
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-32.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1864.
Location. 33° 59.908′ N, 84° 43.763′ W. Marker is in Acworth, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnt Hickory Road NW and County Line Road NW, on the right when traveling west on Burnt Hickory Road NW
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acworth GA 30101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Allatoona Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Pickett's Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dallas – Acworth Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hood & Hardee Withdraw E. to R.R. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cross Roads Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site ~ Mason’s Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Pickett's Mill Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hardee’s, Hood’s & French’s H’dq’rs. (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acworth.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,525 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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