Historic Markers Across Georgia

McCook's Brigade

Marker ID: GHM 033-57
Location: Cheatham Hill Rd east of John Ward Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.013    W 084° 36.284
  33.93355    -84.60473
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FH6
McCook's Brigade Marker  


E. on the ridge beyond the valley is the Illinois memorial to Col. Dan McCook´s brigade. Davis´ div., 14th A. C. [US]. It stands at an angle in breastworks of Cheatham´s div., Hardee´s A. C. [CS].

McCook´s was 1 of 5 brigades designated to attempt a break-through, June 27. Its 5 regiments formed on the then wooded slope this side of the stream -- four in column, of regimental fronts, one advanced as skirmishers. The assault was toward the angle down the hill -- across the stream -- up the cleared slope beyond, to the objective -- the only brigade of 5 to reach it, where a close-up line was held until Cheatham withdrew July 3.