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

The Reversed Trench

Pine Knob Battle

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 2, 2008
1. The Reversed Trench Marker
Inscription.  Constructed and manned by Confederate infantry on June 15, 1864 the location of this trench enabled the southerners to deliver a deadly flank fire into the right of Geary’s division (20th Army Corps) as it approached the principal line of Confederate defense near what is now the intersection of Hamilton and Kennesaw-Due West roads. Later, arrival of Williams’ Federal division in this vicinity forced the Confederates to abandon the trench. During the night the Federals were busy “reversing” a portion of the trench. By morning the trench faced south toward the Confederate main line.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
 
Location. 33° 58.604′ N, 84° 39.393′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Maryhill Lane, on the left when traveling west. Marker site is in the new Woodhill Subdivision off Hamilton Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3524 Maryhill Lane, Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Pine Knob (approx. ¼ mile away);
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By David Seibert, February 2, 2008
2. The Reversed Trench Marker
Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Due West Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Dickson House (approx. ¾ mile away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. ¾ mile away); Military Action at Gilgal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,785 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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