Historic Markers Across Georgia



Colonel Dan



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Located at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park at the Illinois Monument a short walk from the parking area at the end of Cheatham Hill Dr, Kennesaw, GA.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.072    W 084° 35.893
  33.93453333    -84.59821666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
Colonel Dan Marker  



Text:

Col. Daniel McCook, Jr., a former law partner of Sherman's before the Civil War, saw the adverse odds facing his troops and recited an ancient Greek poem, Horatius' Speech, to his men before the assault. Leading eight 1800-man brigade up the slope to the Confederate earthworks, "Colonel Dan," as his men called him, fell mortally wounded near this spot. Carried to the rear, he was returned home to Steubenville, Ohio, where he died on July 17, 1864, the day after being promoted to brigadier general.



 
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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