Historic Markers Across Georgia

Brushy Mountain Line

Marker ID: GHM 033-47
Location: US 41 south of Greer's Chapel Rd, Marietta, GA
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 59.501    W 084° 34.726
  33.991683    -84.57876
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FK7
Brushy Mountain Line  Marker  


June 19, 1864. McPherson´s Army of the Tenn., left wing of Sherman´s army [US], moved into this sector -- the rugged terrain of Brushy Mtn. -- on the Kennesaw Mountain front.

The 17th A. C. & Garrard´s Cav. were N. E. of this point; 15th & 16th, S. W. [US] Hood´s A. C. & Wheeler´s Cav. [CS] (E. of Kennesaw Mtn.) were opp. the 17th A. C.; Polk´s A. C. (Loring), on the mtn.; Hardee´s A.C. on Loring´s left [CS], S. of the mtn. June 21. Hood was shifted to Hardee´s left -- prolonging the line S. to the Powder Springs road, leaving Wheeler´s cav. to hold the Confederate right.

For two weeks, Kennesaw Mountain was the strategic point of the Confederate position