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

The Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Stroud, circa 1977
1. Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker
Inscription.  
May 7 - 100,000 Federal Troops under Sherman start south from Chattanooga. Joseph E. Johnston with 50,000 Confederates oppose them. Sherman uses flanking movements more than battles to push Confederates back.

June 19 - Confederates entrench here at Kennesaw Mountain on an 8 mile front.

June 27 - Union attacks on Cheatham Hill and Little Kennesaw fail.

July 2 - Sherman again executes a flanking movement, forcing Confederates back toward Atlanta.

July 18 - General Hood replaces Johnston.

September 2 - Atlanta falls after 4 major battles in which Sherman's army gains control of roads and railroads into city.

November 15 - Sherman's army begins March to the Sea.
 
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 7, 1864.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 33° 58.577′ 
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2. Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Marker
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N, 84° 34.77′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Kennesaw Mountain Drive, 1.7 miles south of Stilesboro Road. The marker was located near the Kennesaw Mountain Summit along the Big Mountain Trail in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Marietta GA 30060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Trading Hard Blows (a few steps from this marker); War Comes To Kennesaw (a few steps from this marker); The Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlanta Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fall of Atlanta (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling Cannons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (about 800 feet away); Atlanta - Prize of War (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Kennesaw Mountain, Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,625 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 29, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 8, 2023