Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Humanitarian Act
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Lt. Col. William P. Martin, commanding the 1st & 15th Consolidated Arkansas Regiment, jumped onto the earthworks and ordered his Confederates to cease fire. Waving a white flag of truce, Martin shouted to the Federals, “Come and remove your wounded. They are burning to death.” For a brief time, Northerners and Southerners alike rescued the wounded and put out the fires.
The next day, Union officers presented Colonel Martin with a pair of Colt revolvers in appreciation of his humanitarian act.
“The Famed Truce on Cheatham Hill” by Alfred R. Waud.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1882.
Location. 33° 56.427′ N, 84° 35.886′ W. 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. Texas Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Interlocking Defenses (approx. ¼ mile away); Climax at Cheatham Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dead Angle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Assault Falters (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. (Submitted on November 10, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.