Historic Markers Across Georgia

Ross' Headquarters

Marker ID: GHM 033-61
Location: Hurt Road at Old Tennessee Rd, 1 mi SE of Powder Springs Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 52.113    W 084° 36.459
  33.86855    -84.60765
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3202
Ross' Headquarters Marker  


Brig. Gen. L. S. Ross, commanding the Texas brigade of Brig. Gen. Wm. H. Jackson´s cavalry [CS], had fought delaying actions with Schofield´s 23rd A. C. [US] (the rt. of Sherman´s forces) since both armies moved from Paulding Co.; Ross had headquarters at the Shaw House, June 22, 27, 1864.

June 22, Schofield´s troops reached Cheney´s house. Hascall´s div. supported the 20th A. C. [US] at Kolb´s Farm, while Cox´s div. at Cheney´s held the extreme Federal right.

June 26, 27. The 23rd A. C. continued the flanking movement S. from Cheney´s, crossed Olley´s Cr. & pushed down the Sandtown Rd. ­ forcing Ross to withdraw his cav. at the Shaw House.