Historic Markers Across Georgia

Summers House

Marker ID: GHM 033-46
Location: on GA 293 between Airport Rd and McCollum Pkwy about 1 mile south of Kennesaw
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 00.656    W 084° 36.394
  34.010933    -84.60656
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2CCR
Summers House  Marker  


Ante-bellum res. of Thomas F. Summers (1812 - 1883), a land-mark of the advance of the left wing of Federal forces upon Confederate positions on & near Kennesaw Mtn. -- June 1864.

June 9. Garrard´s cav. [US] (dismounted), forced withdrawal of Benton´s Mississippi Brigade [CS] from positions N. of Big shanty, to a line at the Summers house -- later, to one several hundred yds. S. at the Roberts farm.

This latter line became the 1st position of McPherson´s 15th, 16th & 17th Corps [US] which were later shifted S. to the Brushy Mtn. line. From June 9 to July 3, 25 dys., Federal & Confederate forces battled on a ten-mile front.