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

Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864.

 
 
Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 24, 2008
1. Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Marker
Inscription. The 23d A.C. [US] seized a position at Moss’ house (at Floyd Station), lower Sandtown Rd., July 1 -- nearer Chattahoochee River than Johnston’s Kennesaw line [CS], whereupon he withdrew his army, via Marietta, to his Smyrna - Ruff’s Mill line, 6 mi. S., during the night, July 2-3.

Pursuit followed; two divs. of Logan’s 15th A.C. [US] (Osterhaus & Harrow) were sent via Burnt Hickory & Dallas rds. to occupy Marietta.

Being replaced, they marched, 9 A.M. July 4, via Powder Springs Rd. & the Cheney house to the lower Sandtown Rd. where they joined the rest of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US].
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.14′ N, 84° 34.655′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitlock Avenue SW (Georgia Route 120) and Burnt Hickory Road NW, on the right when traveling west on Whitlock Avenue SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kennesaw Spur (approx.
Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2018
2. Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Marker
This view is towards the east along Whitlock Avenue SW.
1.1 miles away); Assault on Pigeon Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kennesaw Battlefield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (approx. 1.3 miles away); Interlocking Defenses (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cherokee Indian Trail Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Oakton" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Texas Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2018
3. Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Marker
The marker is to the right in this view towards the west along Whitlock Avenue SW. Burnt Hickory Road, mentioned in the marker text, is the intersection seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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