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

Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters

 
 
Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
1. Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Cyrus York house-site; June 10-19, 1864. Johnstonís forces [CS] moved from Paulding Co. to Kennesaw area, June 5, & occupied lines from Lost to Brushy Mtns. June 16: the left was withdrawn E. of Mud Creek. June 19: all forces shifted to mountain line.

June 19: Hdqírs moved to the Kirkpatrick house south of the mountain.

The advanced Fed. line crossed the road several hundred ft. W. Between June 19 & 27, the two-story York house, used by Fed. sharpshooters, was destroyed by Confederate artillery fire from the mountain.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-18.)
 
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. 33° 57.847′ N, 84° 36.017′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnt Hickory Road NW and Carnes Road NW on Burnt Hickory Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
2. Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters Marker
near this postal address: 1670 Burnt Hickory Road NW, Marietta GA 30064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loganís 15th A.C. Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kennesaw Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Assault on Pigeon Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kennesaw Spur (approx. half a mile away); Gen. O. O. Howardís Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardee's Salient (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cheatham Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
3. Gen. J. E. Johnstonís Headquarters Marker
Marker stands in front of a house built after the Civil War on the site of the (destroyed) York house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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