Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
On June 22, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston sent Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's 13,000 troops down Powder Springs Road to stop the Federal army's threat to his flank. When Confederate skirmishers encountered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's 11,000-man Union corps here at Kolb's farm, Hood ordered his troops to attack.
Hooker, having learned of Hood's plans from some captured Confederates, ordered his troops to dig in. At 4:00 p.m. Hood sent two of his three divisions toward the waiting Federals. After several unsuccessful charges through the woods, fields, and swamps across the road, the battered Confederates withdrew.
Erected by Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. 33° 54.635′ N, 84° 35.808′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Callaway Road SW near Powder Springs Road SW (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Kolb's Farm (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Kolb House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. half a mile away); Historic Dickson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb’s Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Powder Springs Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
More about this marker. On the lower left is an illustration depicting "General Hooker Questioning Confederate Prisoners" outside Peter Valentine Kolb's pioneer log house -- the only surviving Civil War-period structure within Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
To the right is a map showing the tactical situation described on the map. The Battle of Kolb's Farm cost Hood's Confederates more than 1,000 killed, wounded, or missing soldiers while inflicting fewer than 300 casualties on the Federals. However, the bloody assault temporarily stopped Union Maj. William T. Sherman's flanking move and contributed to his decision to attack Kennesaw Mountain five days later on June 27.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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