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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kennesaw, Georgia

Clickable Map of Cobb County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cobb County, GA (208) Bartow County, GA (129) Cherokee County, GA (8) Douglas County, GA (3) Fulton County, GA (476) Paulding County, GA (43)  CobbCounty(208) Cobb County (208)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  DouglasCounty(3) Douglas County (3)  FultonCounty(476) Fulton County (476)  PauldingCounty(43) Paulding County (43)
Marietta is the county seat for Cobb County
Kennesaw is in Cobb County
      Cobb County (208)  
      Bartow County (129)  
      Cherokee County (8)  
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      Fulton County (476)  
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1Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Assault on Pigeon Hill
Union Attackers failed to split the Confederate army here. On the morning of June 27, 1864, three brigades totaling 5,500 soldiers from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois charged toward Pigeon Hill. Advancing in battle lines astride Burnt . . . Map (db m87423) HM
2Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Atlanta - Prize of War
Sherman aimed for the South's manufacturing and railroad hub. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman had two objectives during his Georgia campaign of 1864; defeat the Confederate army, and damage the South's war arsenals. By capturing . . . Map (db m81331) HM
3Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Battle of Gilgal Church
June 15-17, 1864 U.S.: Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield. 3rd Div. 20th Corps. Army of the Cumberland. C.S.: Maj. Gen. Patrick R Cleburne. Cleburne’s Div. Hood’s Corps. Army of Tennessee.Map (db m62495) HM
4Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-40 — Big Shanty
In 1838 - 41, a construction camp of laborers, grading & building the State R.R., was located at the spring approximately 250 yds. W. of here, where temporary structures (shanties) housed the workmen. Track level here, being some 345 ft. above . . . Map (db m30043) HM
5Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-35B — Camp McDonald>>>------>
To the east were the parade grounds and tents of Camp McDonald, established by Governor Joseph E. Brown, June 1861, to train citizens for the defense of the Confederacy. Here Phillips Legion, and other Georgia units trained, then rendered valiant . . . Map (db m23099) HM
6Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm
Nineteenth-century farmer Ruben Latimer lived a mile southwest of this spot. He, his wife Sarah, their children and eleven slaves worked a modest self-sufficient farm where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn and other food crops. In June . . . Map (db m17039) HM
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7Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm
Nineteenth-century farmer Ruben Latimer lived a mile southwest of this spot. He, his wife Sarah, their children and eleven slaves worked a modest self-sufficient farm where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn and other food crops. In June . . . Map (db m17040) HM
8Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Clash at KennesawKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
This National Battlefield Park commemorates the Civil War battle fought here and the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. June 27, 1864, dawned hot and muggy. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s 100,000-man Union army faced Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s 65,000 . . . Map (db m70062) HM
9Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Climax at Cheatham Hill
Confederate defenders here defeated the main Union assault. On June 27, 1864, more than 8,000 Union infantrymen attacked an equal number of well-entrenched Confederates along this low-lying hill. One Tennessee veteran compared the . . . Map (db m87390) HM
10Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-2 — Due West Community
Site of Gilgal Primitive Baptist Church, a log structure and prominent landmark during military operations, June 5-17, 1864, in which church was destroyed. Cleburne’s Div., Confederate, was posted at the ch., the left of Johnston’s line [CS] after . . . Map (db m17680) HM
11Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Dueling Cannons
On June 19, Capt. Charles L. Lumsden's Alabama battery on Big Kennesaw Mountain hit a railroad water tower, "scattering both water and nearby Yankees" — lucky shooting for smoothbore Napoleon cannon. But after the Confederates fired at the . . . Map (db m81564) HM
12Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-27 — Durham House
H’dq’rs of Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird, commanding 3d Div., 14th A. C., Army of the Cumberland, [US] June 6-10, 1864. Baird’s, together with 1st and 2d divisions, were camped along Proctor’s Cr., E. - a part of the concerted drive on Johnston’s . . . Map (db m17423) HM
13Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-49 — Federal 15th Corps
June 19, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s 15th A. C. [US] was deployed astride this, the old Marietta road; Smith’s 2d div., N. E. of it; Osterhaus’ 1st, S. W.; Harrow's 4th, in reserve. This was the 2d & final sector held by Sherman’s left wing on . . . Map (db m80729) HM
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14Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-43 — Federal Occupation of Big Shanty
After the wide flanking movement W. & S. of Allatoona Mtns., Sherman's forces [US] regained the State R.R., at Acworth, June 6, 1864. June 9. Minty's & Wilder's brigades, Garrard's Cav., with Bennett's section, Chicago Board of Trade Battery, [US] . . . Map (db m5235) HM
15Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — General Leonidas Polk MemorialDeath Site Monument on Pine Mountain
South 1861. 1865. In Memory Of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk Who fell on this spot June 14, 1864. Folding his arms across his breast, He stood gazing on the scenes below, Turning himself around as if To take a farewell view. Thus standing a cannon . . . Map (db m30827) HM
16Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Illinois Monument
(front) Illinois Dedicated June 27, 1914 (rear) “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. . . . Map (db m87420) HM WM
17Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Locomotive "General"
This tablet marks the spot at which the LOCOMOTIVE "GENERAL" was captured by Andrews' Raiders morning of April 12th, 1862 Capt. Jas. J. Andrews , with twenty volunteers from Sill's Brigade, Mitchell's Corps, U.S.A. and a citizen of Kentucky, . . . Map (db m20231) HM
18Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Monument to the Fallen
Illinois veterans erected this memorial 50 years after the battle. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on July 27, 1864, caused the Union Army estimated 3,000 killed, wounded, or missing soldiers. The Confederates suffered fewer than 1,000 . . . Map (db m87418) HM
19Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-112 — Peachtree Trail
The Indians knew this trail as the route from the heart of the Cherokee Nation to Standing Peachtree, Creek village that grew into a trading post and fort just south of the Chattahoochee. Pioneers who used Montgomery’s Ferry at Standing Peachtree . . . Map (db m11482) HM
20Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-24 — Pine Mountain
June 10, 1864. The 4th A. C. moved from Mars Hill Ch. to position along this road facing S. toward Pine Mtn.-- highest point between Lost & Kennesaw Mtns. The 14th A. C. was on the left; the 20th on the right. Pine Mtn. was fortified and held as . . . Map (db m128059) HM
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21Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-26 — Route of Polk’s Corps
May 23d, 1864, Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s Corps, [CS] marching S. from Allatoona, camped at night in this vicinity enroute to Dallas in Paulding County via Lost Mountain. This was the left wing of Johnston’s army [CS] which had crossed the Etowah . . . Map (db m30710) HM
22Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-41 — Site - Lacy Hotel
Eastward across R. R. stood the 2-story frame hotel, leased by George M. Lacy in 1859 -- an eating house for passengers on the State-owned railway until June 9, 1864, at which time the Federal forces occupied Big Shanty. April 12, 1862, the Andrews . . . Map (db m5215) HM
23Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-45 — Site - Moon's Station
A wood-shed, water-tank, siding & log house. Here, April 12, 1862, the pursuers of the Andrews Raiders [US] - Fuller, Cain & Murphy [CS], acquired a push-car from section foreman Jackson Bond, which carried them 14 mi. down grade to the Etowah . . . Map (db m14333) HM
24Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-44 — Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty
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 . . . Map (db m5217) HM
25Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-25 — Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads
From this vicinity was launched the 1st attacks by Sherman’s forces [US] on Johnston’s Kennesaw lines [CS], after withdrawal of both armies from Paulding County. June 6, 1864. 20th A. C. [US] occupied E-W line on Stilesboro rd. (facing S.,) . . . Map (db m30741) HM
26Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-46 — Summers House
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 . . . Map (db m23103) HM
27Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-42 — The Andrews Raid
About 6 A.M., April 12, 1862, a Federal spy & contraband merchant, James J. Andrews, of Ky., together with 18 soldiers & one civilian of Ohio, seized the locomotive "General", & three box cars while the train-crew & passengers were breakfasting at . . . Map (db m5172) HM
28Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Assault Falters
Beaten federals entrenched within 30 yards of the Confederate earthworks. As the Union attack stalled, two surviving Federal colonels hastily discussed retreat. Realizing that withdrawal under heavy fire would invite more bloodshed, they . . . Map (db m87417) HM
29Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Atlanta Campaign
Sherman marched south to fight the Confederate army and seize its supply center. In May 1864, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman led his 100,000-man army from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's 65,000 troops . . . Map (db m81258) HM
30Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Dead Angle
This bend in the Confederate line became the battle's focal point. At 9 a.m. on June 27, 1864, thousands of yelling, blue-clad soldiers charged across the distant field toward the Tennessee soldiers in these earthworks. As the Federals . . . Map (db m87415) HM
31Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The General
This is the original locomotive made famous by its participation in the Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862. It was stolen by the Northern raiders who tried unsuccessfully to wreck the Confederate supply line between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, . . . Map (db m47591) HM
32Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Veterans Memorial
For those who have honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been preserved. Dedicated May 15, 1991 Kennesaw, GAMap (db m66206) WM
33Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — William A. Fuller
To The Memory of William A. Fuller 1836-1905 Captain Independent State Troops of Georgia, C.S.A. As conductor on the state - owned Western & Atlantic R.R. he led the pursuing party that, after a 90-mile chase -- in which three locomotives . . . Map (db m5175) HM
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Mar. 25, 2023