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

Durham House

 
 
Durham House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 24, 2008
1. Durham House Marker
Inscription.  H’dq’rs of Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird, commanding 3d Div., 14th A. C., Army of the Cumberland, [US] June 6-10, 1864.

Baird’s, together with 1st and 2d divisions, were camped along Proctor’s Cr., E. - a part of the concerted drive on Johnston’s forces [CS] near Kennesaw. Heavy rains halted military movements for several days in this area.

Oct. 9. Baird revisted Durham house enroute to Gaylesville, Ala. in pursuit of Hood’s forces [CS] withdrawing to Tennessee.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-27.)
 
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.
 
Location. 34° 1.097′ N, 84° 40.53′ W. Marker is near Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Acworth-Due West Road 0.2 miles north of Mars Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, 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.
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Route of Polk’s Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peters-Davenport House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site ~ Mason’s Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Old Allatoona Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pine Mountain (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Regarding Durham House. The Durham House is no longer standing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 3, 2020