Battle of Pine Knob historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of Pine Knob historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Cobb County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Cobb County, 33.9414626, -84.5766729
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Hamilton Rd. at Kennesaw Due West Rd.
text of marker: "BATTLE OF PINE KNOB 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]"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-pine-knob
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-pine-knob
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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