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Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 1996
1. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
A Part of and prelude to The Battle of Allatoona Pass General Alexander P. Stewart [CS] advanced from the hills of west Cobb County and gained the Western and Atlantic Railroad in early October, 1864. As they moved northwest his Rebels battled the Union garrisons established by General William Tecumseh Sherman to protect his all-weather lifeline
Inscription. During the march of Lt. Gen. Hood's army N. from Palmetto, Stewart's A. C., & Armstrong's cav. [CS] were sent from Lost Mtn., Oct. 3, 1864 to destroy the State R. R. at Big Shanty. Featherston's brigade, Loring's div., [CS] captured the Federal garrison (detachments, 14th & 15th Ill., 4th div., 17th A. C.) posted in the stockaded Lacy Hotel. Walthall's & Loring's divs. were sent to seize the stockades at Moon's Station & Acworth, 2 & 6 mi. N. French's div. [CS] was sent North eleven miles to engage in one of the most noted battles along the State R. R. - Allatoona, Oct. 5, 1864
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.424′ N, 84° 36.908′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw (Big Shanty), Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Old 41 Highway, NW ( N Main St. NW ) (Georgia Route 293) near Cherokee St. NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Approx. 30 yards North of Cherokee St (Big Shanty Rd). Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site - Lacy Hotel (here, next
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By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
2. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
to this marker); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); The Andrews Raid (a few steps from this marker); Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive "General" (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Fuller (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The General (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw (Big Shanty).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Lacy Hotel
 
Also see . . .
1. Allatoona Pass. On October 4th General Samuel French (of Stewart's Corps) received orders instructing him to advance on Allatoona Pass, fill it with "...logs, brush, rails, dirt..." then continue on to the Etowah Bridge and destroy it. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Battle of Allatoona. CHAPTER VII. THE BATTLE OF ALLATOONA, GA.Part 1 of 5 for Chapter 7. The History of the
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By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
3. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
Ninety - Third Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry: From Organization To Muster Out --Statistics Compiled by Aaron Dunbar Sergeant, Company " B", Revised and Edited by Harvey M. Trimble, Adjutant (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. A.P. Stewart. Wikipedia entry. U.S. Army officer, college professor, general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, and the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, January 3, 2012
4. Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker
Marker in distance (yellow arrow)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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