Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McCook's was 1 of 5 brigades designated to attempt a break-through, June 27. Its 5 regiments formed on the then wooded slope this side of the stream -- four in column, of regimental fronts, one advanced as skirmishers.
The assault was toward the angle; down the hill -- across the stream -- up the cleared slope beyond, to the objective -- the only brigade of 5 to reach it, where a close-up line was held until Cheatham withdrew July 3.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-57.)
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 day of the year for for this entry is June 27.
Location. 33° 56.013′ N, 84° 36.284′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Road SW, 0 miles north 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 marker. Five Federal Brigades (here, next to this marker); Sherman's Command Post (a few steps from this marker); Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Marks the Starting Point (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.