Historic Markers Across Georgia

Five Federal Brigades

Marker ID: GHM 033-58
Location: Cheatham Hill Rd just east of John Ward Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.013    W 084° 36.284
  33.93355    -84.60473
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2HRR
Five Federal Brigades  Marker  


June 27, 1864. At 8 A. M., five brigades assaulted the Confederates of Hardee´s Corps, posted on the wooded ridge across the valley eastward. From left to right there were: Kimball´s, Wagner´s & Harker´s brigades, Newton´s div. 4th A. C.; McCook´s & Mitchell´s brigades, Davis´ div., 14th A. C. -- all Army of the Cumberland troops [US]. Kimball & Wagner struck Cleburne´s left; Harker, McCook & Mitchell centered on the salient angle at the right of Cheatham´s div. The assaults were in parallel regimental columns. These & similar ones, at the same time, by 3 brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. 2.5 mi. N., failed to break Johnston´s line [CS].