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

Ross' Headquarters

 
 
Ross' Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
1. Ross' Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Brig. Gen. L. S. Ross, commanding the Texas brigade of Brig. Gen. Wm. H. Jackson’s cavalry [CS], had fought delaying actions with Schofield’s 23rd A. C. [US] (the rt. of Sherman’s forces) since both armies moved from Paulding Co.; Ross had headquarters at the Shaw House, June 22, 27, 1864.

June 22, Schofield’s troops reached Cheney’s house. Hascall’s div. supported the 20th A. C. [US] at Kolb’s Farm, while Cox’s div. at Cheney’s held the extreme Federal right.

June 26, 27. The 23rd A. C. continued the flanking movement S. from Cheney’s, crossed Olley’s Cr. & pushed down the Sandtown Rd. -- forcing Ross to withdraw his cav. at the Shaw House.
 
Erected 1984 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-61.)
 
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° 52.113′ N, 84° 36.459′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Hurt
Ross' Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
2. Ross' Headquarters Marker
Road SW 0 miles from Old Tennessee Road SW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30008, 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. 16th A.C. to Roswell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Schofield's Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); “The Only Advantage of the Day” (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site: Wm. Moss House (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Extended Right (approx. 2.3 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Ross' Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2009
3. Ross' Headquarters Marker
This view, looking east on Hurt Road, shows the difficulty of seeing the marker in roadside brush and trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 27, 2020