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Federal Occupation of Big Shanty



Marker ID: GHM 033-43
Location: Ga 293 in Kennesaw
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 01.428    W 084° 36.910
  34.0238    -84.61516
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMN4V
Federal Occupation of Big Shanty  Marker  



Text:

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] moved S. from Acworth. At Morgan´s Hill, they encountered Martin´s div. of Wheeler´s cav. & Benton´s brigade. Hood´s A.C. Benton & Martin withdrew S. E. to Johnston´s 1st defensive line [CS] on the Kennesaw Mtn. front. Big Shanty was occupied & Sherman maintained h´dqr´s. here, June 10-24. The 17th A. C. joined McPherson´s forces at Acworth, June 6.

033-43 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 
Notes:

The Atlanta Campaign –Kennesaw Mountain

 

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