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

Cheatham Hill

 
 
Cheatam Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1996
1. Cheatam Hill Marker
Inscription. The intrenched line of the Confederate Army of Tenn., as of June 19-July 3, 1864, crossed the road here. This sector was held by Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee's A.C. -- the right of his line at Kennesaw Mtn., the left, from 1 to 2 miles southward of this point. June 27. Cheatham's & Cleburne's divs. withstood an assault by 5 Federal brigades -- the spearhead of the attack directed toward a salient angle 3/4 mi. S., held by Vaughan's & Maney's brigades of Cheatham's division. The Illinois monument to McCook's brigade [US], erected in 1914, stands at the so-called "Dead Angle" of Cheatham's intrenched line.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 56.719′ N, 84° 36.322′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Dr. (Georgia Route 120) near Whitlock Ave NW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Visitors should be cautious around this intersection during peak traffic hours. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Cheatham Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 17, 2009
2. Cheatham Hill Marker
From the marker NPS trails lead to Cheatham Hill and to Kolb's Farm.
Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864. (within shouting distance of this marker); Interlocking Defenses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Memorial (approx. half a mile away); A Humanitarian Act (approx. half a mile away); Climax at Cheatham Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camouflaged Cannons (approx. 0.8 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. 0.8 miles away); McCook's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tour Map of Kennesaw Mountain. Includes stops on Cheatham Hill. (Submitted on February 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Kennessaw Mountain. National Park Service site on the battlefield. (Submitted on February 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Wave after wave of Federals advance towards the salient in the Rebel line on Cheatham Hill. Withering gunfire kills hundreds of boys, mostly from Illinois and Ohio. (Submitted on February 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Artist depiction of the action image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1996
3. Artist depiction of the action
Illinois monument stands at the so-called "Dead Angle" of Cheatham's intrenched line. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1996
4. Illinois monument stands at the so-called "Dead Angle" of Cheatham's intrenched line.
Monument close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1996
5. Monument close-up
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,668 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on March 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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