Historic Markers Across Georgia

Kennesaw Spur

Marker ID: GHM 033-53
Location: Park on Burnt Hickory Rd opposite Old Mountain Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.789    W 084° 35.535
  33.96315    -84.59225
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMGC
Kennesaw Spur  Marker  


June 19, 1864. When Johnston´s forces [CS] moved to a third position on the Kennesaw front, the defense works included the mountain. Bearing N.E. & E., the line ran to the Canton rd.; southward, it reached below the Dallas rd. The left of French´s div. (Loring´s A.C. [CS], posted on the mtn.) rested on this road, where the right of Hardee´s A.C. (Walker´s div.) joined.

June 27. The left of French & the right of Walker withstood the assaults of 3 Federal brigades -- moving E. astride this, the Burnt Hickory rd. -- in a vain endeavor to break the line here, coincident with a line attempt at Cheatham Hill, 2.5 mi. southward.



Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia, By Bowling C. Yates, Jr.