Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McCook's was 1 of 5 brigades designated to attempt a break-through, June 27. Its 5 regiments formed on the then wooded slope this side of the stream -- four in column, of regimental fronts, one advanced as skirmishers.
The assault was toward the angle; down the hill -- across the stream -- up the cleared slope beyond, to the objective -- the only brigade of 5 to reach it, where a close-up line was held until Cheatham withdrew July 3.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-57.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 56.013′ N, 84° 36.284′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Road SW 0 miles north of Cavan Drive SW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on a medium between Cheatham Hill Road and a parking area, part of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Five Federal Brigades (here, next to this marker); Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Assault Falters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monument to the Fallen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Illinois Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dead Angle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. half a mile away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.