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

Summers House

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
1. Summers House Marker
Inscription. Ante-bellum res. of Thomas F. Summers (1812 - 1883), a land-mark of the advance of the left wing of Federal forces upon Confederate positions on & near Kennesaw Mtn. -- June 1864.

June 9. Garrard’s cav. [US] (dismounted), forced withdrawal of Benton’s Mississippi Brigade [CS] from positions N. of Big shanty, to a line at the Summers house -- later, to one several hundred yds. S. at the Roberts farm.

This latter line became the 1st position of McPherson’s 15th, 16th & 17th Corps [US] which were later shifted S. to the Brushy Mtn. line. From June 9 to July 3, 25 dys., Federal & Confederate forces battled on a ten-mile front.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.656′ N, 84° 36.394′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Old Highway 41 NW (Georgia Route 293) 0 miles north of Airport Road NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2395 Old Highway 41 NW, Kennesaw GA 30144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured
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By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
2. Summers House Marker
Looking north, toward the center of Kennesaw and the site where the Andrews Raiders commandeered the locomotive "The General" and began the "Great Locomotive Chase."
as the crow flies. Camp McDonald (approx. 0.9 miles away); The General (approx. one mile away); Big Shanty (approx. one mile away); The Andrews Raid (approx. one mile away); Site - Lacy Hotel (approx. one mile away); Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty (approx. one mile away); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (approx. one mile away); Locomotive "General" (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Summers House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
3. Summers House Marker
Looking south of Old US 41, toward Marietta and Atlanta
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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