Historic Markers Across Georgia



Oakton



Marker ID: GHM 033-50
Location: Kennesaw Avenue in northwest Marietta
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.997    W 084° 33.690
  33.966616    -84.5615
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FK9
Oakton  Marker  



Text:

Ante-bellum residence of John R. Wilder.

June 19, 1864. Johnston´s Army of Tennessee [CS] withdrew to its Kennesaw line -- Polk´s A. C. (under Loring), posted on the mountain; Hardee´s, extending S. from Loring´s left, prolonged the line beyond Cheatham Hill; Hood´s corps on Loring´s right, prolonged the line E. to the Canton road, where it was supported by Wheeler´s cav. -- the extreme right of the army.

June 21, Hood´s A. C. was shifted to the left, of Hardee´s line [CS] prolonging it to & S. of Powder Springs rd., leaving Wheeler to guard the rt. flank. Maj. Gen. W. W. Loring had his headquarters at "Oakton", the Wilder house.

033-50 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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