Historic Markers Across Georgia

Pine Mountain

Marker ID: GHM 033-24
Location: End of Beaumont Rd at top of Pine Mountain
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 59.342    W 084° 38.714
  33.989033    -84.64523
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2YNC
Pine Mountain  Marker  


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 an outpost of the main Confederate line 1.25 miles S.-- the line that extended from Lost Mtn. to Brush Mtn.-- June 5-15.

June 14. Generals Johnston, Hardee, & Polk, while observing Federal lines from Pine Mtn., were fired on by 4th & 20th Corps batteries, Gen. Leonidas Polk was killed by a shell.