Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters
Army of the Cumberland [US]
— June 24 - July 3, 1864 —
From this point, June 27, Gen. Thomas [US] directed the assault of 5 brigades of 4th and 14th Corps, against Hardee’s Corps [CS] posted on Cheatham's Hill, E., across valley of Nose’s Cr.
This attempt to penetrate Johnston’s [CS] Kennesaw line was void of results.
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-15.)
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 27, 1961.
Location. 33° 55.932′ N, 84° 36.252′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Mill Road SW 0.2 miles north of Cavan Drive SW, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the southern edge of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, at the beginning of a marked foot trail leading to Kolb's Farm. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerMcCook's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Five Federal Brigades (about 500 feet away); The Assault Falters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Illinois Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dead Angle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. half a mile away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . General George Thomas. Thomas was a southerner who remained loyal to the Union. He is best known for his rear guard defense to save the Army of the Cumberland at Chickamauga and his defeat of General Hood at the Battle of Nashville. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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