Historic Markers Across Georgia



Harker's Attack



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Located at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park at the parking area at the end of Cheatham Hill Dr, Kennesaw, GA.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.205    W 084° 35.832
  33.93675    -84.5972
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
Harker's Attack Marker  



Text:

Brig. Gen. Charles G. Harker rode into mounted on a white horse while leading a column of eight Union regiments. In previous battles, Harker had four horse killed under him but escaped injury. Intense Confederate fire broke the Union attack and the survivors fled to a ravine 100 yards to your front. General Harker, a conspicuous target while rallying his troops, was shot from his horse mortally wounded. No further attacks took place at this location.



 

Harker's Attack

Notes:

Civil War in Georgia - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
About North Georgia – The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Wikipedia - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

 

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