Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dedicated June 27, 1914
“Erected To the memory of the Illinois Soldiers who died on the battlefield of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27th, 1864.
On this field the men of Col. Dan McCooks 3rd brigade, 2nd Div. 14th Army Corps assaulted the Confederate works on the 27th day of June, 1864, losing four hundred and eighty killed, and wounded including two commanders, Col. Dan McCook mortally wounded and Col. O.F. Harmon killed; brigade reached Confederate works and at less than one hundred feet from them maintained a line for six days and nights without relief, at the end of which time the Confederates evacuated.”
85th Ill. Volunteer Infty.
Commanded by Col. C.J. Dilworth.
86th Ill. Volunteer Infty.
Commanded by Lt. Col. A.L. Fahnestock.
125th Ill. Volunteer Infty.
Commanded by Col. O. F. Harmon.
Battery I, 2nd Ill. Light Artillery.
Commanded by Lt. Col. Alonzo F. Coe
(back bottom corner)
Edward F. Dunne-Governor
James B. Dibelka-Architect
J. Mario Korbel-sculptor
L.J. Dawdy, W. A. Payton, H.A. Reason > Commissioners.
The McNeel Marble Co. Contractors.
Location. 33° 56.068′ N, 84° 35.909′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Cheatam Hill Drive SW 0.6 miles south of Dallas Road SW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. 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. Monument to the Fallen (here, next to this marker); The Assault Falters (a few steps from this marker); The Dead Angle (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Fortifications (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camouflaged Cannons (about 800 feet away); Climax at Cheatham Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); McCook's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
Regarding Illinois Monument. Sculptor: Mario Joseph Korbel (1882-1954)
Also see . . .
1. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 20, 2015.)
2. 'Magnificent' restored Kennesaw monument will be focal point of 150th anniversary events. (Submitted on August 20, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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