Captain Peter Simonson historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Captain Peter Simonson 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: Sullivan's Hill, 972 Frank Kirk Road
Text of marker: "CAPTAIN PETER SIMONSON 5th Indiana Battery. Acting chief of artillery for the 1st Division (4th Army Corps), Simonson on June 16, 1864 was busy entrenching here a 4-gun battery of artillery when he was killed by a Confederate bullet. The Confederate was perhaps a sharpshooter armed with an English made rifle with scope known as a Whitworth. The Whitworth fired a six-sided bullet that could kill a target one-half mile away. However, the two armies were within a few hundred feet of each other at this point, so it is not unreasonable to believe he could have been killed by a common Confederate rifleman."
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_captain-peter-simonson
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_captain-peter-simonson
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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