Historic Markers Across Georgia

Cheatham Hill

Marker ID: GHM 033-55
Location: Ga 120 at Cheatham Hill Dr
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.726    W 084° 35.825
  33.945433    -84.59708
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPRE
Cheatham Hill  Marker  


The intrenched line of the Confederate Army of Tenn., as of June 19-July 3, 1864, crossed the road here. This sector was held by Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee´s A.C. -- the right of his line at Kennesaw Mtn., the left, from 1 to 2 miles southward of this point.

June 27. Cheatham´s & Cleburne´s divs. withstood an assault by 5 Federal brigades -- the spearhead of the attack directed toward a salient angle 3/4 mi. S., held by Vaughan´s & Maney´s brigades of Cheatham´s division.

The Illinois monument to McCook´s brigade [US], erected in 1914, stands at the so-called "Dead Angle" of Cheatham´s intrenched line.