“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marietta, Georgia

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1 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-50 — "Oakton"Ante-bellum residence of John R. Wilder.
June 19, 1864. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee [CS] withdrew to its Kennesaw line -- Polk’s A. C. (under Loring), posted on the mountain; Hardee’s, extending S. from Loring’s left, prolonged the line beyond Cheatham Hill; Hood’s corps on Loring’s . . . Map (db m30280) HM
2 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-60 — 16th A.C. to Roswell
When the 23d A.C. [US] crossed the Chattahoochee at Soap Creek, above the State R. R., July 8, 1864, Johnston’s River Line [CS] (Oakdale Rd.) was evacuated to the Fulton County side, July 9. There being no further need of McPherson’s Army of the . . . Map (db m19696) HM
3 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive
Built by Glover Machine Works of Marietta, this 1916 locomotive was sold to a company in Va. for hauling lumber. In 1921 GMW reassumed possession. It was restored in 1992. Today GMW is in its sixth generation and still makes heavy industrial . . . Map (db m13077) HM
4 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 20th Army Corps Monument
[Each section is on its own side of the monument] In Memoriam Our dead heroes 2nd Division, 20th A.C. Winchester • Ringgold • Port Republic • Mill Creek Gap • Cedar Mountain • Resacca • Antietam • New Hope Church • . . . Map (db m227669) WM
5 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-82 — 23D Army Corps to Soap Creek Reported missing
July 6, 1864. Schofield’s Federal 23d A.C. having been shifted N.E. from Sandtown Rd. (at Floyd Station), camped at Smyrna. Resuming the march, July 7, it traversed only 2 mi. (to this point) where it camped. July 8, 4 A.M. the march continued to . . . Map (db m52301) HM
6 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Fake AttackJune 27, 1864 — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
How does one army take another by surprise? In the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Union troops tried to attract Confederate attention with a "feint"—a pretend attack—on the face of Big Kennesaw and along this low ridge between the peaks. Meanwhile, . . . Map (db m242325) HM
7 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Grim and Silent Kennesaw — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
"Under the shadow of a grim and silent Kennesaw…there were shadows on all our hearts as well, shadows that stretched beyond us and fell on hearts and hearthstones far away, shadows that rest there still and never will be lifted." — First Sergeant . . . Map (db m241607) HM
8 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Humanitarian ActKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
After each Union assault on June 27, hundreds of casualties were left between the lines. By afternoon, wounded Union soldiers lying helpless near here faced a new danger; flames, started by the battle’s gunfire, crept steadily toward them. Lt. . . . Map (db m70077) HM
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9 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Mountain Stronghold — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
In 1864 Confederate troops used Kennesaw Mountain as a fortress. Look down across the rolling Georgia Piedmont, and you can easily see why. In a war fought before modern communications, both armies sought high ground where they could see the enemy . . . Map (db m241954) HM
10 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m120096) HM WM
11 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m114679) HM WM
12 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — African Americans at the Root House
In 1860, forty-five percent of the population of Marietta was enslaved. There were four enslaved persons at the Root property – two men and two women, ranging in age from 35 to 73. There was a separate dwelling for these individuals noted in the . . . Map (db m227640) HM
13 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Alexander Stephens Clay
Alexander Stephens Clay Citizen, lawyer, statesman, Born on a Cobb County farm Sept. 25, 1853; Died a member of the United States Senate Nov. 13, 1910. His life was largely given to the service of his people - as Councilman of his home city. . . . Map (db m120224) HM
14 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 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 Hickory . . . Map (db m243835) HM
15 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — KM-2 — Atlanta Falls
Extension of the Federal right flank threatened to cut off the Confederates from Atlanta, and this caused them to retire toward Atlanta July 2, 1864. Sherman, following closely, decided not to assult the city, but to cut all roads and . . . Map (db m15461) HM
16 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Barracks Location — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park — Reported damaged
Camp Brumby had four barracks, all approximately in this location, and capable of housing up to 200 young men total. Life in the living quarters was very military in nature and prepared residents for their future lives as soldiers during World War . . . Map (db m242586) HM
17 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-14 — Battle of Kolb’s FarmJune 22, 1864
The 3 brigades of Williams’ (1st) Div., 20th A. C., [US] were posted on the high ground W. of the road between this point and the Powder Springs Road. Geary’s (2d) Div. [US] right joined Williams at the ravine West of the Greer house, his . . . Map (db m29710) HM
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18 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-11 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
Hascall’s (2d) Div. 23d A.C., Union, via Manning’s Mill, reached Kolb’s schoolhouse (site of Mt. Zion Ch.) 2 p.m. & joined its left to right of Williams' (1st) Div., 20th A.C. [US] at the McAdoo - Oatman house on Powder Springs Rd. Hascall placed . . . Map (db m16871) HM
19 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-12 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
The 14th Kentucky (2d Division, 23d A.C.,) together with the 123d N. Y. (1st Division, 20th A.C.,) [US] were posted as skirmishers East of the Kolb farmstead. The stubborn resistance by the 14th Ky., and the 123d N.Y., disrupted the concerted . . . Map (db m19573) HM
20 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-13 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
The extension of the right wing of Federal forces S. of the Dallas Rd. threatening to outflank him, Johnston sent Hood’s Corps [CS] from the right (E. of Kennesaw) to this, the extreme left, with directions to stop further Federal advances. Hood . . . Map (db m17158) HM
21 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
A costly Confederate attack here stopped the Union army's attempt to bypass Kennesaw Mountain. On June 22, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston sent Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's 13,000 troops down Powder Springs Road to stop the Federal . . . Map (db m17280) HM
22 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Battle of Pine KnobJune 15, 1864
On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an . . . Map (db m11765) HM
23 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant1943 - 1946 Reported damaged
A plan to help lift rural Cobb County out of the Great Depression by building a commercial airport changed course when America entered WWII and Marietta was chosen as the location for a new aircraft assembly plant. Wartime necessity had rival . . . Map (db m33703) HM
24 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-47 — Brushy Mountain Line
June 19, 1864. McPherson’s army of the Tenn., left wing of Sherman’s army, moved into this sector – the rugged terrain of Brushy mtn. – on the Kennesaw Mountain front. The 17th A.C. & Garrard’s Cav. Were N.E. of this point; 15th & 16th, . . . Map (db m50199) HM
25 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Camouflaged CannonsKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Tennessee cannoneers positioned two 12-pounder howitzers within this redoubt. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham ordered these artillery crews to camouflage the earthen mounds with cut underbrush and to hold their fire unless attacked. For the next . . . Map (db m70085) HM
26 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cannon on Little Kennesaw — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
In June 1864 no pathways existed on Little Kennesaw Mountain. Confederate leaders saw that its crest would make an ideal artillery position, but only one officer felt that cannon could be hauled up there. Confederate artillerist Maj. George S. . . . Map (db m242258) HM
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27 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Captain Peter Simonson5th Indiana Battery
Acting chief of artillery for the 1st Division (4th Army Corps), Simonson on June 16, 1864 was busy entrenching here a 4-gun battery of artillery when he was killed by a Confederate bullet. The Confederate was perhaps a sharpshooter armed with an . . . Map (db m11338) HM
28 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-55 — Cheatham Hill
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 . . . Map (db m5239) HM
29 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee Indian Trail Tree
The Native Americans bent saplings to grow into living “signposts” for traveling Indians. These living markers pointed the way to a water source, a suitable river crossing or a main trail.Map (db m50200) HM
30 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee Land LotteryOct. 1832 - Apr. 1833
In 1803, Georgia established a lottery as the fairest means of distributing land to common farmers. After gold was discovered in 1828 near Dahlonega, the state ignored federal treaties and asserted its claims on the Cherokee territory (including . . . Map (db m224740) HM
31 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee TreatyMay 6, 1828
In 1808–1809, the Cherokee nation divided when some of its members decided to move west of the Mississippi River to pursue a hunter lifestyle where game was plentiful rather than live the more settled lifestyle prevalent in the east. A portion . . . Map (db m68042) HM
32 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
In the 1930s the Great Depression left 25% of the population of the United States unemployed and another 22 million homeless. Newly elected president Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" programs sought to provide relief and reform to the American . . . Map (db m242587) HM
33 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Clarke Library Building
Sara Freeman Clarke established the first public library in Marietta and Cobb County in 1882 when she allowed residents to borrow books from her home without charge. She named it the “Franklin Lending Library”. The next year, a group . . . Map (db m60577) HM
34 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-37 — Cobb County
Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife. Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as . . . Map (db m1660) HM
35 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-106 — Confederate Cemetery
3,000 Confederate dead from every southern state are buried in this cemetery. First established for [CS] soldiers killed in a railroad collision in 1863, it became the resting place for dead from nearby battlefields. In 1866, under the direction of . . . Map (db m17007) HM
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36 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-107 — Confederate Cemetery>>>------>
Burial of Confederates killed in a railroad collision, September, 1863, on land given by Mrs. Jane Glover, established this cemetery. Later more land was given by Ann Moyer and others, and the [CS] dead here from Marietta hospitals and the Kennesaw . . . Map (db m29816) HM
37 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-7 — Darby Plantation
The old Marietta Rd. joined the Sandtown Rd. here -- 1864. June 17-19. Geary’s (2d) Div., 20th A.C., supporting 13th N.Y. & Pa. E batteries, were N. of rd. & Cox’s (3d) Div. 23d. A.C., supporting 1st Ohio Bat. D. [US] were S. of rd. -- in area from . . . Map (db m17686) HM
38 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-1 — Davis' Cross Roads
Site of home of Rev. Gary Davis (1799-1875). In June 1864, was an outpost of right wing of Sherman's forces [US], moving from New Hope Church in Paulding Co. toward the State R.R. and the [CS] left flank. Hardee's Corps [CS] , on the left, . . . Map (db m14407) HM
39 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Digging in for Defense — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
To hold the line against advancing Union soldiers, Confederates created hundreds of trenches and earthen walls. These fortifications protected a wide arc around and on top of Kennesaw Mountain. Confederate earthworks are still visible here on both . . . Map (db m241828) HM
40 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Education Building Location — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
(captions) Aerial Photo of Civilian Conservation Camp at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Example of a camp's education reportMap (db m242651) HM
41 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Embattled Earthworks — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
These shallow ditches were once formidable earthen and log defenses. Confederate soldiers also felled trees and installed other barriers in front of the trenches to slow Union attackers. The 3rd & 5th Consolidated Missouri Regiment, CSA, built . . . Map (db m244928) HM
42 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-54 — Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864.
The 23d A.C. [US] seized a position at Moss’ house (at Floyd Station), lower Sandtown Rd., July 1 -- nearer Chattahoochee River than Johnston’s Kennesaw line [CS], whereupon he withdrew his army, via Marietta, to his Smyrna - Ruff’s Mill line, 6 mi. . . . Map (db m16851) HM
43 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-56 — Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864.
One-half mi. S., at the road - fork, is SIGNAL HILL, where Sherman observed the assault on Cheatham Hill by troops of the 4th & 14th Corps [US], June 27. The John Ward Road -- left turn at the fork -- leads to Thomas’ Headquarters, June 27, & . . . Map (db m29755) HM
44 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Field FortificationsKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Confederate engineers and work crews started digging earthworks around Kennesaw Mountain a few days before their army fell back to this position on June 19. For the next week Southern soldiers improved their earthwork defenses despite constant rain. . . . Map (db m70086) HM
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45 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-58 — Five Federal Brigades
June 27, 1864. At 8 A.M., five brigades assaulted the Confederates of Hardee’s Corps, posted on the wooded ridge across the valley eastward. From left to right there were: Kimball’s, Wagner’s & Harker’s brigades, Newton’s div. 4th A. C.; McCook’s & . . . Map (db m30010) HM
46 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Forge Location — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
(caption) Aerial Photo of Civilian Conservation Camp at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield ParkMap (db m243556) HM
47 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Fort McBride — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
Shielded by earthworks, Confederates in this battery atop Little Kennesaw dueled with Union artillery for about two weeks. Confederates named this fortification for Lieutenant Edward D. McBride, who was killed by shrapnel from an exploding Federal . . . Map (db m242370) HM
48 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Founder's Lot William Harris
Oldest grave is on this plot for Wm. Harris' son, William Capers G. Harris (1823-1831). Mr. Harris, a wealthy planter, was a devout Methodist and champion of education. In War of 1812 he served in Capt. Jett Thomas' Co., 2nd, Regt., Ga. Militia. He . . . Map (db m15202) HM
49 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Gantt Housec. 1880
John D. Gantt came to Cobb County in the 1850s with his parents and siblings, and married in 1858. Although the family's farm was destroyed during the Civil War, they rebuilt and continued to acquire land. Years later, the family built this house, . . . Map (db m11321) HM
50 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-93 — Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell
300 ft. W. stood the res. of Wm. Johnston who operated the ferry in the 1850's, where Johnston's Fy. Rd. crosses the Chattahoochee River. July 5, 1864. Gen. Kenner Garrard's cav. div. [US] enroute from Marietta to Roswell via this rd., camped on . . . Map (db m19184) HM
51 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-94 — Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell Reported missing
With the occupation of Marietta by Federal forces July 3, 1864, Garrard’s cav. was sent to Roswell to secure a Chattahoochee River crossing for the passage of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee, which was later shifted from the Federal right to the . . . Map (db m50567) HM
52 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-15 — Gen. George H. Thomas' HeadquartersArmy of the Cumberland [US] — June 24 - July 3, 1864 —
In field west of rd., where right of 14th joined left of 20th Corps [US]. From this point, June 27, Gen. Thomas [US] directed the assault of 5 brigades of 4th and 14th Corps, against Hardee’s Corps [CS] posted on Cheatham's Hill, E., across valley . . . Map (db m17179) HM
53 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-18 — Gen. J. E. Johnston’s Headquarters
Cyrus York house-site; June 10-19, 1864. Johnston’s forces [CS] moved from Paulding Co. to Kennesaw area, June 5, & occupied lines from Lost to Brushy Mtns. June 16: the left was withdrawn E. of Mud Creek. June 19: all forces shifted to mountain . . . Map (db m17650) HM
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54 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-21 — Gen. O. O. Howard’s HeadquartersWallis House; June 19, 22, 1864
Following the withdrawal of Johnston’s forces, from the Mud Creek ~ Brushy Mtn. line, June 19, to the final one, which included Kennesaw Mtn., Howard’s 4th A. C. [US] moved E. from Hardee’s salient [CS]. Astride this, the Burnt Hickory rd., the . . . Map (db m33449) HM
55 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-20 — General Leonidas Polk's HeadquartersG.W. Hardage house; June 10-14, 1864
After withdrawing his corps from Lost Mtn. June 9, Polk’s H’dq’rs. [CS] were at the John Kirk house 1 mi. W. on this rd. June 10, h’dq’rs. were moved to Hardage house. Sun. June 12. The Bishop-General read the church service (Episcopal) for his . . . Map (db m17665) HM
56 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 60-25 — Genuine Parts Company
In 1928, Carlyle Fraser purchased the Motor Parts Depot in Atlanta, Georgia for $40,000, and renamed the parts store Genuine Parts Company (GPC). The original store had annual sales of just $75,000, and six employees. Over the years, GPC, in . . . Map (db m197636) HM
57 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Georgia Anti-Lynching Memorial
In respectful memory of the thousands across America, denied justice by lynching; victims of hatred, prejudice, and ignorance. Between 1880-1946, ~570 Georgians were lynched.Map (db m136757) HM
58 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Georgia Military Institute1851 – 1864
Opened in 1851 on a 110-acre campus, the Institute had a 4-year curriculum modeled after West Point. The cadet lifestyle was strict. Students attended classes all day followed by an hour-long drill, dress parades at sunset and evenings spent . . . Map (db m33698) HM
59 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-22 — Hardee's Salient
June 16, 1864. From this point as a pivot, the Confederate line W. to Gilgal Church & Lost Mtn. was swung back to a N. & S. line E. of Mud Creek, thereby making a salient angle -- Hardee's A. C. on the left or S; Polk's & Hood's Corps on the right, . . . Map (db m11481) HM
60 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Hightower Indian Trail
This stone marks the Hightower Indian Trail used by the Cherokees and by trading parties of other tribes (On the base) 1931 100th AnniversaryMap (db m111282) HM
61 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Hightower Trail
Already a well-established route in the 1700s, the Hightower Trail was a major Indian thoroughfare and part of a network of trails connecting Augusta with the Etowah River area and Alabama. The path crossed the Chattahoochee River at a shallow ford . . . Map (db m33432) HM
62 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Historic Dickson Housec. 1841
Facing demolition, this house was relocated here in 2005 from its original site on the battlefield at Gilgal Church in west Cobb County. On 1864 military maps, it was referred to as the “Dixon House”. The house was damaged by artillery . . . Map (db m33426) HM
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63 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Interlocking DefensesKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
This artillery redoubt protected part of Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s Confederate division. From here Southern trenches zigzagged to the left and right for miles, with cannon batteries placed at key positions. These defense lines could produce a . . . Map (db m70066) HM
64 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-51 — Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw
A point on the intrenched line of Loring’s (formerly Polk’s) A.C., [CS] which extended from the mtn. down its E. slope to the Bell’s Ferry rd. This sector was held by Featherston's div. -- the rt. of the corps. Hood’s A.C. [CS] prolonged the line E. . . . Map (db m20571) HM
65 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Joseph Emerson Brown Park Reported missing
A four-time Gov. of Ga, Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894) was born in S.C., educated at Yale, and admitted to the Ga. Bar in 1845. "The war governor," he served from 1857-1865. He served in Ga. Supreme Court and three terms in U.S. Senate. He was popular . . . Map (db m14685) HM
66 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Judge Debra Halpern BernesOctober 15, 1955 – July 20, 2010
Judge Debra Halpern Bernes was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her husband, Gary, and children, Lane and Matthew. She served her community as an Assistant District Attorney for Cobb County, a solo practitioner of law and as an elected judge . . . Map (db m54702) HM
67 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-52 — Kennesaw Battlefield
One of the two abortive attempts to break Johnson’s line, [CS] June 27, 1864, was made in this area by 3 Federal brigades. Deployed on the ridge W. of the stream & astride Burnt Hickory Rd., they moved E. toward the Spur of the mountain, which was . . . Map (db m867) HM
68 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-109 — Kennesaw House
In ante-bellum days, this hotel was a summer resort for planters attracted by the gay social activities of the town. In 1862, J. J. Andrews and his Federal raiders met here to begin the daring Locomotive Chase. Confederate wounded were fed and . . . Map (db m11469) HM
69 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 21 — Kennesaw HouseSymbol of Marietta's History — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
Also known as the “Fletcher House,” this building was originally built in 1845 as a cotton warehouse by Marietta’s first mayor, John H. Glover. Dix Fletcher purchased it in 1855, and after remodeling he opened it as a hotel. Located next . . . Map (db m70102) HM
70 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-53 — Kennesaw Spur
June 19, 1864. When Johnston’s forces [CS] moved to a third position on the Kennesaw front, the defense works included the mountain. Bearing N.E. & E., the line ran to the Canton rd.; southward, it reached below the Dallas Rd. The left of French’s . . . Map (db m33140) HM
71 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Kolb HouseKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
This hewn log house, built about 1836 by a pioneer settler, Peter Valentine Kolb, is the only surviving structure of about a dozen farms, mills and churches existing within the park at the time of the Civil War. The house sustained light damage . . . Map (db m70101) HM
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72 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Lady in Black
This memorial to Mary Annie Gartrell (1853-1906) was erected by her grieving sister Lucy (1863-1954). Musicians both and natives of Cobb County, Lucy visited this grave from her Atlanta home at least twice-weekly for 48 years, many times on foot. . . . Map (db m15203) HM
73 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Lemon Street Grammar and High School
The Lemon Street Grammar School opened in 1894. The original wooden structure was funded by Marietta’s school board, and designed to educate Negro students. The high school was built nearby in 1930 at urging of Ursula Jenkins. Professor M. J. Woods . . . Map (db m60575) HM
74 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 33-1 — Leo Frank Lynching
Near this location on August 17, 1915, Leo M. Frank, the Jewish superintendent of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, was lynched for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory employee. A highly controversial trial fueled by . . . Map (db m16574) HM
75 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Lining Up for Death — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
For the Union soldiers ordered to line up and march into battle here on June 27, 1864, these fields were a death trap. Confederate guns were only yards away— and Union soldiers advanced straight into enemy fire. With only scattered pine trees to . . . Map (db m241767) HM
76 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-19 — Logan’s 15th A.C. Line
June 25, 26, 1864. These troops being designated to assault Confederate forces on Kennesaw Spur, moved to this sector & were aligned astride the Burnt Hickory rd. at this point. June 27. Walcutt’s brigade (Harrow’s div.) N. of rd.; G.A. . . . Map (db m29988) HM
77 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-3 — Lost Mountain Cross-Roads
On May 23-24, 1864, Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk's Corps (CS) marched from Allatoona, Bartow Co., to Dallas, Paulding Co., passing Lost Mountain Post Office. On June 4-5, Polk's Corps withdrew from the Dallas-New Hope front to Lost Mtn., the position . . . Map (db m11440) HM
78 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-23 — Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain
The wooded knob W. was a fortified outpost, 1.25 miles north of Johnston’s intrenched line from Lost to Brushy Mountains, June 5-15, 1864. Pine Mountain was held by Bate’s division of Hardee’s A. C., 5th Co. Washington Artillery of N. Orleans & Lt. . . . Map (db m30365) HM
79 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Main Confederate Battle LineJune 1-17, 1864 Reported missing
About a hundred yards southeast of this marker is the remnant of a 15 mile line of Confederate fortifications. These infantry trenches were occupied until June 17th by the Army of Mississippi, a unit within the Confederate Army of Tennessee, Gen. . . . Map (db m11337) HM
80 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Marietta Campground
The campground was established in 1837 at the recommendation of a Methodist "circuit rider" who traveled to serve many churches. The original 40-acre site was purchased for $40.00 and included the land now occupied by the church and cemetery across . . . Map (db m11205) HM
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81 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 22 — Marietta Confederate Cemetery"Garden of Heroes" — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
This cemetery was established on property once owned by the First Baptist Church of Marietta. Following the church's move, John H. Glover, Marietta's first mayor, bought this parcel. His wife, Jane Porter Glover, permitted this quiet corner . . . Map (db m142953) HM
82 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Marietta National Cemetery
Atlanta Campaign During the Civil War, the fight for Atlanta began in early May 1864 in north Georgia. It ended when Union troops marched into the state capital on September 2. Over four months, Union and Confederate armies met in sixteen . . . Map (db m120022) HM WM
83 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Marietta National Military CemeteryHenry Greene Cole
Here rest the remains of 10,132 Officers and Soldiers who died in defence of the Union, 1861-1865. Dedication plaque on one of the marble columns: In Memory of Henry Greene Cole Of Marietta Georgia Who Gave These Grounds . . . Map (db m61180) WM
84 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Marks SiteOf Hightower Trail
Cherokee Indians And Muster and Drill Ground Georgia Militia For Gritter DistrictMap (db m111268) HM
85 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Mary Phagan
Celebrated in song as "Little Mary Phagan" after her murder at age 13 on April 26, 1913 in Atlanta. The trial and conviction of Leo Frank were controversial, as was the commutation of his death sentence four days before Confederate Veterans marked . . . Map (db m16571) HM
86 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-57 — McCook's Brigade
E. on the ridge beyond the valley is the Illinois memorial to Col. Dan McCook’s brigade, Davis’ div., 14th A.C. [US]. It stands at an angle in breastworks of Cheatham's div., Hardee’s A.C. [CS]. McCook's was 1 of 5 brigades designated to attempt a . . . Map (db m17192) HM
87 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — McLeod Vault
Built in the style of coastal burial chambers in 1854 by Savannah planter Francis Harris McLeod (1784-1864), an investor in Roswell King's mills. He was the namesake of his grandfather Francis Harris, first Speaker of 1751 Ga. Colonial Assembly. Six . . . Map (db m15187) HM
88 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Methodist Church of Marietta
The Methodist Church of Marietta was founded with thirty-seven members in 1833. For four years Rev. John P. Dickenson led services in the Cobb County Court House. On this site in 1837 the congregation built its first building, a log cabin church. To . . . Map (db m227638) HM
89 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Military Action at Gilgal Church
On 15 June 1864 Daniel Butterfield's division of Joseph Hooker's XX [20th] Army Corps approached this point via the Sandtown Road (Acworth-Due West Rd.) intending to attack Cleburne's Confederates entrenched here at Burnt Hickory and Sandtown roads . . . Map (db m11373) HM
90 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-6 — Mud Creek Line
Hardee’s intrenched line [CS] crossed the road at this point -- position held June 17-19, 1864 by Cleburne’s Division [CS] after withdrawal of Johnston’s left flank from Gilgal Church. A sharp artillery duel & severe rain marked the 48 hours here . . . Map (db m17685) HM
91 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruinsc. 1880
In 1886, Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Nesbitt sold Union Chapel to the church’s trustees. The deed specified it was to be used by all Christian denominations and by schools and agricultural societies. As this was a rural community, various clergymen preached . . . Map (db m229696) HM
92 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Oil House Location — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
(caption) Aerial Photo of Civilian Conservation Camp at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield ParkMap (db m243555) HM
93 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-4 — Old Sandtown Road
1.5 mi. N.W. is the site of old Gilgal Primitive Baptist Ch. (at Due West) -- a landmark of military operations. June 5-17, 1864.S.E. along this road Cleburne’s div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] withdrew from Gilgal to old Marietta Rd. S. . . . Map (db m17682) HM
94 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Old Zion Heritage Museum
Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1866 by 88 former slaves who left First Baptist Church. The first worship place was a brush arbor. Next a small wooden structure was built which was destroyed by fire. In 1888, the present structure was . . . Map (db m42785) HM
95 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Pearl Harbor Memorial
To those who died – to those who survived Georgia Chapters Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Inc. dedicate this memorial to all military personnel serving at stations on Oahu Hawaii during the Japanese attack December 7, 1941 . . . Map (db m227664) WM
96 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-59 — Powder Springs RoadJune - July, 1864
Old Zion Church stood 150 ft. E. Confederate trenches crossed rd. in N. S. direction -- the left of Johnston’s Kennesaw line, occupied by Hood’s A. C., [CS] June 21, when it was shifted to their sector from E. of Kennesaw Mtn. Hood’s corps deployed . . . Map (db m19670) HM
97 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Power-Jackson Cabinc. 1830
This cabin is one of the rare examples of a single-pen (one room) log house remaining in Cobb County. Although a framed addition was added later, the original hand-hewn, squared-and-notched log construction is still visible. William Power originally . . . Map (db m33350) HM
98 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-90 — Power's Ferry
Established 1835 by James Power, (1790-1870). Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard’s 4th A. C. (Army of the Cumberland) [US], moved from Vining’s station to this vicinity July 9, 10, 1864. Newton’s (2d) div. was diverted to Roswell to support Garrard’s cav. . . . Map (db m16782) HM
99 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Profit…and Loss — Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park —
Before the Civil War, this quiet creek was a busy place. George and John Hardage, who lived nearby, started a sawmill here in 1853. Their mill turned Americans chestnuts, pines, hickory, and oak trees into thousands of board feet of lumber. . . . Map (db m244487) HM
100 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-35A — Residence of Alice McLellan Birney(1872 - 1884)
This house was the residence of Alice McClellan Birney, co-founder of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers during the post-war era. The home was probably built by Miss Mary Ann Nesbit prior to 1869, in which year it was purchased by . . . Map (db m19980) HM

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