Historic Markers Across Georgia

James Foster House, Old Burnt Hickory Road

Marker ID: GHM 033-32
Location: Burnt Hickory Rd at County Line Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 59.908    W 084° 43.763
  33.998466    -84.72938
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM28WB
James Foster House, Old Burnt Hickory Road  Marker  


On June 2, 1864 pressure on right of Johnston´s line [CS] by 23rd A. C. [US] forced the rt. of Hardee´s Corps [CS] E. of the Dallas - Acworth road, enabling Schofield [US] to gain a position near the Foster House. Failing to get promised support from the 20th A. C. [US], Schofield was unable to pursue his advantage and night found Hardee´s forces still holding the rt. of the line.

This movement was in line with the Fed. drive to outflank Johnston and force his withdrawal E. to the R. R. Heavy rains began and continued until June 19.