Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hardee's Salient

Marker ID: GHM 033-22
Location: New Salem Rd between Stilesboro and Burnt Hickory Rds
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 58.329    W 084° 37.023
  33.97215    -84.61705
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2YN4
Hardee's Salient Marker  


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, or E. [CS].

This shift of Hardee´s line was due to pressure on his front by the 20th & 23d Corps, [US] from June 9 to 15.

Further pressure by the 4th, 14th & 20th Corps [US] upon Hardee´s salient, June 17, 18, forced Johnston to abandon his entire line, June 19, for a final position which included Kennesaw Mountain.