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

Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty

 
 
Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
1. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
Inscription.  
During the march of Lt. Gen. Hood's army N. from Palmetto, Stewart's A. C., & Armstrong's cav. [CS] were sent from Lost Mtn., Oct. 3, 1864 to destroy the State R. R. at Big Shanty. Featherston's brigade, Loring's div., [CS] captured the Federal garrison (detachments, 14th & 15th Ill., 4th div., 17th A. C.) posted in the stockaded Lacy Hotel. Walthall's & Loring's divs. were sent to seize the stockades at Moon's Station & Acworth, 2 & 6 mi. N. French's div. [CS] was sent North eleven miles to engage in one of the most noted battles along the State R.R. - Allatoona, Oct. 5, 1864.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-44.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 34° 1.424′ N, 84° 36.908′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on North Main Street (Georgia Route 293) near Cherokee St. NW, on the right when traveling north
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. The marker is approx. 30 yards north of Cherokee St (Big Shanty Rd). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site - Lacy Hotel (here, next to this marker); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); The Andrews Raid (a few steps from this marker); Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive "General" (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Fuller (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The General (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Lacy Hotel
 
Also see . . .
1. Allatoona Pass Battlefield. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites entry (Submitted on February 16, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. A.P. Stewart. Wikipedia entry:
U.S. Army officer, college professor, general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, and the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
2. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
3. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
Marker in distance (yellow arrow)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,627 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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