Kennesaw Mountain in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Extension of the Federal right flank
threatened to cut off the Confederates
from Atlanta, and this caused them to
retire toward Atlanta July 2, 1864.
Sherman, following closely, decided
not to assult the city, but to cut all
roads and railroads around it, so the
Confederates would have to fight or
retire. President Davis, not satisfied
with Johnston's conduct of the
compaign, assigned Hood in his
place. Four hard battles were fought
around the city, but Sherman
suceeded in cutting the railroads, and
Hood withdrew.The capture of Atlanta,
September 2 1864, gave the Federals
a base deep in the heart of the
Confederacy and did much to assure
the re-election of Lincoln and the
successful prosecution of the war.
From Atlanta Sherman marched to
Savannah and then north through
the Carolinas continuing destruction
of military assets. General Johnston,
restored to command of the Confederate
army, surrendered to Sherman April
26, 1865, soon after Lee's surrender
By Mike Stroud, circa 1979
1. Atlanta Falls Marker
Erected 1956 by National Park Service. (Marker Number KM-2.)
This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 33° 58.58′ N, 84° 34.746′ W. Marker was in Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker was on Kenesaw Mountain Drive. Was located at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
By Mike Stroud, 1978
2. Atlanta Falls Marker on Crest of Kennesaw Mountain on a paved trail
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling Cannons (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Georgian Generals (about 700 feet away); Atlanta - Prize of War (about 800 feet away); Clash at Kennesaw (approx. half a mile away); Peachtree Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federal 15th Corps (approx. ¾ mile away); Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Regarding Atlanta Falls. Included on the marker, a sketch of Atlanta Skyline
Also see . . . Kennesaw Mountain, Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
By Mike Stroud
3. Atlanta Falls Marker, Sherman's Drive on Atlanta Map
On the crest of Kennesaw
By Mike Stroud
4. Atlanta Falls Marker, sketch of Atlanta Skyline
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