Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Fall of Atlanta



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Located at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park on the top of Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 58.581    W 084° 34.743
  33.97635    -84.57905
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMA3AX
The Fall of Atlanta Marker  



Text:

Once beyond Kennesaw Mountain, Sherman bore down on the South's railroad and supply hub.

After the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the muddy roads dried, allowing Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman to return to his flanking strategy. On July 2, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate soldiers abandoned their Kennesaw line for other prepared defenses at Smyrna and then the Chattahoochee River, only to have the larger Union Army go around them each time.

President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis, dissatisfied with Johnston's retreats, replaced him with the combative Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood. With the Union Army closing in on Atlanta, Hood went on the offensive with his beleaguered Confederate Army.



 
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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