Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
remembers the valor and devotion of
her sons who served at Cheatham Hill,
Kennesaw Mountain, and in other
engagements of the Atlanta Campaign in
Texas units in the campaign were:
6th Texas Inf. & 15th Texas Cav., Dismounted, Capt. Rhoads Fisher; 7th Texas Inf., Capt. J.H. Collett; 10th Texas Inf., Col. Roger Q. Mills; 17th & 18th Texas Cav., Dismounted, Capt. George D. Manion; 24th & 25th Texas Cav., Dismounted, Col. Franklin C. Wilkes. (Brig. Gen. Hiram B. Granbury’s and Gen. J.A. Smith’s Brigade, Cleburne’s Division)
9th Texas Inf., Col. William H. Young; 10th Texas Cav., Dismounted, Col. C.R. Earp; 14th Texas Cav., Dismounted, Col. John L. Camp; 32nd Texas Cav., Dismounted, Col. Julius A. Andrews. (Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector’s Brigade, French’s Division)
3rd Texas Cav., Lt. Col. Jiles S. Boggess; 6th Texas Cav., Lt. Col. Peter F. Ross; 9th Texas Cav., Col. Dudley W. Jones; 27th Texas Cav., Col. Edwin R. Hawkins. (Brig. Gen. Lawrence S. Ross’ Brigade, Cantey’s Division)
8th Texas Cav., Lt. Col. Gustave Cook;
Douglas Texas Battery, Capt. James P. Douglas. (Courtney’s Battalion, Gen. John B. Hood’s Corps)
Erected 1964 by State of Texas.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 33° 56.477′ N, 84° 35.852′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Memorial is on Cheatham Hill Drive 0.3 miles south of Whitlock Avenue NW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south. State Route 120 is also known as the Dallas Highway in this area. Marker is located at the Cheatham Hill section of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. 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. A Humanitarian Act (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Interlocking Defenses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Climax at Cheatham Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dead Angle (approx. half a mile away); The Assault Falters (approx. half a mile away); Illinois Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
1. Texas Civil War Monuments
This marker is one of 19 monuments placed by the State of Texas on battlefields across the nation, preserving the memories of the contributions made by the state’s military units during the Civil War.
In 1961 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee initiated this commemorative series of granite monuments by dedicating the first and largest of the original Centennial monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi. Over the next three years monuments were also placed in the towns of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Anthony, Texas (for the Arizona-New Mexico campaign) and at the following battlefields: Chickamauga, Georgia; Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Mansfield, Louisiana; Antietam, Maryland; Bentonville, North Carolina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Fort Donelson, Tennessee; Shiloh, The Wilderness, Virginia.
Starting in 1998, the Texas Historical Commission continued the work begun in 1961 by the Centennial Commission and the Historical Survey Committee by placing granite monuments at other Civil War battlefields. As of 2017, monuments have been placed at the battlefields of Galveston, Texas (1998); Raymond, Mississippi (2002); Rowlett's Station, Kentucky (2008); Richmond, Kentucky (2009); Corinth, Mississippi (2010); Gaines Mill, Virginia(2012); and Second Manassas, Virginia (2012).
The Texas Historical Commission plans to place a monument at the battlefield of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.
(Source: Texas Historical Commission, 2015)
NOTE: The links above will take you the HMdb record for the Texas monument/memorial for that battle or campaign.
— Submitted July 24, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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