Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Main Confederate Battle Line
June 1-17, 1864
Erected 2008 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
Location. 33° 58.431′ N, 84° 38.445′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Frank Kirk Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 Frank Kirk Road, Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Peter Simonson (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pine Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Due West Community (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . The Death of Leonidas Polk. “Polk was scouting enemy positions with his staff when he was killed in action by a Federal 3" Hotchkiss shell at Pine Mountain near Marietta, Georgia, on June 14, 1864. Gens. Hardee, Johnston, and their staffs were with him, and the group drew artillery fire. The first round came close and a second even closer, causing the men to disperse. The third shell struck Polk...” (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,508 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on September 19, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.