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

Sherman's Command Post

— Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —

 
 
Sherman's Command Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pete Skillman, May 29, 2019
1. Sherman's Command Post Marker
Inscription.  At dawn on June 27, 1864, 8000 Federals quietly assembled for battle in the fields and woods around you. At his command post under a large hickory tree on Signal Hill, 1/4 mile to the left, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman had set up communication lines with his subordinate officers through telegraph lines, signal flags, and horseback couriers.

Artillery fire at 8:00 a.m. signaled the beginning of the Union assault. Throughout the morning Sherman received discouraging reports of Union setbacks at Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill. After news of Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield's Union successes south of the Confederate lines reached Sherman in the afternoon, he decided to return to his strategy of flanking maneuvers.

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"Generals Sherman and Thomas at the Signal Tree, June 27, 1864” by Harpers Weekly artist Theodore Davis.

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 56.002′ N, 84° 36.29′ 
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W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Road, 0.3 miles south of John Ward Road SW, on the right when traveling south. 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. McCook's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Five Federal Brigades (a few steps from this marker); Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Headquarters (about 600 feet away); This Marks the Starting Point (approx. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on March 17, 2022.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2022, by Pete Skillman of Townsend, Delaware. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 16, 2022, by Pete Skillman of Townsend, Delaware. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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