Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Pine Knob, June 15, 1864

Marker ID: Cobb 
Location: Hamilton Rd and Kennesaw Due West Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 58.505    W 084° 39.136
  33.975083    -84.65226
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2YA8
Battle of Pine Knob, June 15, 1864 Marker  


June 15, 1864

On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an over-extended Confederate defense line and force a retreat. The attack began promptly at 5 PM with a force of 15,000 Federal infantry. The attack failed. The 60th New York Regt´s battle line can be seen nearby. This shallow trench was dug late in the fight under hostile fire in darkness, with bayonets and canteens.

[Marker erected by Cobb County in 2005]