Historic Markers Across Georgia

Kennesaw House

Marker ID: GHM 033-109
Location: At RR tracks at Kennesaw House, Marietta
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.162    W 084° 33.066
  33.9527    -84.5511
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMM9N
Kennesaw House  Marker  


In ante-bellum days, this hotel was a summer resort for planters attracted by the gay social activities of the town. In 1862, J. J. Andrews and his Federal raiders met here to begin the daring Locomotive Chase. Confederate wounded were fed and treated here after many battles, and civilian refugees from overrun Tennessee and Kentucky stayed here, moving south as Federals drew near. July 3, 1864, Sherman had his headquarters in the hotel, while directing pursuit of the Confederates retiring into Atlanta. After the War, numerous northern visitors wintered in Marietta, many stopping at the Kennesaw House.



For more information on the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew's Raiders

The Great Locomotive Chase

Great Locomotive Chase - Wikipedia

Western and Atlantic Railroad - Wikipedia

James J. Andrews - Wikipedia

William Allen Fuller - Wikipedia

The General (locomotive) - Wikipedia

Andrews Raiders - Ohio's Tribute

The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid