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Captain Peter Simonson

5th Indiana Battery

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 31, 2008
1. Captain Peter Simonson Marker
Inscription. Acting chief of artillery for the 1st Division (4th Army Corps), Simonson on June 16, 1864 was busy entrenching here a 4-gun battery of artillery when he was killed by a Confederate bullet. The Confederate was perhaps a sharpshooter armed with an English made rifle with scope known as a Whitworth. The Whitworth fired a six sided bullet that could kill a target one-half mile away. However, the two armies were within a few hundred feet of each other at this point, so it is not unreasonable to believe he could have been killed by a common Confederate rifleman.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
 
Location. 33° 58.623′ N, 84° 38.592′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Frank Kirk Road and Kennesaw Due West Road, on the right when traveling north on Frank Kirk Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 972 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. Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. mile away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. half a mile away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 0.8
Captain Peter Simonson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
2. Captain Peter Simonson Marker
Looking north on Frank Kirk Road toward the intersection with Kennesaw Due West Road.
miles away); Pine Mountain (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Driving Tour of Cobb County. Details a set of markers within Cobb County. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, 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 1,460 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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