Historic Markers Across Georgia

Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty

Marker ID: GHM 033-44
Location: Ga 293 in Kennesaw
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 01.433    W 084° 36.908
  34.023883    -84.61513
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMN4W
Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Marker  


During the march of Lt. Gen. Hood´s army N. from Palmetto, Stewart´s A. C., & Armstrong´s cav. [CS] were sent from Lost Mtn., Oct. 3, 1864 to destroy the State R. R. at Big Shanty.

Featherston´s brigade, Loring´s div., [CS] captured the Federal garrison (detachments, 14th & 15th Ill., 4th div., 17th A. C.) posted in the stockaded Lacy Hotel. Walthall´s & Loring´s divs. were sent to seize the stockades at Moon´s Station & Acworth, 2 & 6 mi. N. French´s div. [CS] was sent North eleven miles to engage in one of the most noted battles along the State R. R. - Allatoona, Oct. 5, 1864