Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
On the morning of June 27, a Union barrage preceded close-packed Federal attackers. The gunners here waited silently as blue-clad columns pushed through the dense forest despite Confederate small arms fire. Finally, at pointblank range, the cannon crews opened fire. Flying canister stunned the Federal lines and, according to one Confederate officer, “did great execution.”
Confederate artillery crews normally consisted of a gunner in charge of seven cannoneers.
Well-trained crews could reload and shoot four times a minute.
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, 1855.
Location. 33° 56.173′ 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. Climax at Cheatham Hill (a few steps from this marker); Field Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); The Dead Angle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Assault Falters (about 800 feet away); Illinois Monument (about 800 feet away); Monument to the Fallen (about 800 feet away); This Marks the Starting Point (approx. ¼ mile away); A Humanitarian Act (approx. 0.3 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 666 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.