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

Due West Community

 
 
Due West Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
1. Due West Community Marker
Inscription.  Site of Gilgal Primitive Baptist Church, a log structure and prominent landmark during military operations, June 5-17, 1864, in which church was destroyed.

Cleburne’s Div., Confederate, was posted at the ch., the left of Johnston’s line [CS] after the withdrawal of Polk’s corps [CS] from Lost Mtn., June 9. Confronting Cleburne were the 23d A. C. and Butterfield’s (3d) Div., 20th A. C. [US]

Due to pressure on his extended front, Johnston swung Hardee’s Corps [CS] back to the Mud Creek line E. of Sandtown Rd., June 16.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 58.204′ N, 84° 39.828′ W. Marker is near Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Kennesaw Due West Road NW 0.2 miles east of Due West Road
Due West Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
2. Due West Community Marker
Looking east on Kennesaw Due West Road
NW, on the right when traveling west. Marker stands in front of the reconstructed Gilgal Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 667 Kennesaw Due West Road NW, Kennesaw GA 30152, 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. Battle of Gilgal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Action at Gilgal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Dickson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. ¾ mile away); Green Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Sandtown Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Due West Community Marker and the rebuilt Gilgal Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
3. Due West Community Marker and the rebuilt Gilgal Church
Gilgal Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
4. Gilgal Church
The church was rebuilt after the Civil War in this location, 1/10 mile east of the original site.
Reconstructed Trenches image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
5. Reconstructed Trenches
The (rebuilt) Gilgal Church is in the background. There are still Federal trench lines remaining on the battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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