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 —
In field west of rd., where right of 14th joined left of 20th Corps [US].
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 Sherman's Command Post (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCook's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Five Federal Brigades (about 500 feet away); This Marks the Starting Point (approx. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Regarding Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters. 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.
Also see . . .
1. About George H. Thomas. The George H. Thomas website homepage (Submitted on August 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Tullahoma campaign. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.