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

Kennesaw Battlefield

 
 
Kennesaw Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Cruce, August 5, 2006
1. Kennesaw Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  
One of the two abortive attempts to break Johnson’s line, [CS] June 27, 1864, was made in this area by 3 Federal brigades. Deployed on the ridge W. of the stream & astride Burnt Hickory Rd., they moved E. toward the Spur of the mountain, which was the center of the attack.

The left of the charging line entered the gorge between the Spur & Little Kennesaw; the right swung around the point where the Spur impinges on the road.

During this battle, Federal regiments from Missouri battled Cockrell’s Missouri brigade (French’s div., Loring’s Corps, Confederate), posted on Kennesaw Spur.
 
Erected 1954 by The Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1746.
 
Location. 33° 57.801′ N, 84° 35.633′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Burnt Hickory Road NW and Old Mountain Road NW, on the left when traveling east on Burnt Hickory Road NW. It is in the 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assault on Pigeon Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); US Regulars Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (about 400 feet away); Kennesaw Spur (about 500 feet away); Gen. J. E. Johnston’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the Kennesaw Mountain Campaign and Battle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia. National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 20, 2007.) 

2. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on February 20, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Confederate General Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Federal General William Tecumseh Sherman, Confederate Brigadier General Francis Marion Cockrell, Confederate General William Wing Loring. Joseph E. Johnston, William T. Sherman, Francis M. Cockrell, W. W. Loring.
Kennesaw Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Cruce, August 5, 2006
2. Kennesaw Battlefield Marker
 
Kennesaw Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, October 17, 2008
3. Kennesaw Battlefield Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2007, by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,062 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2007, by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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