Climax at Cheatham Hill

Climax at Cheatham Hill (HM1N1F)

Location: Marietta, GA 30064 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 56.181', W 84° 35.823'

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Confederate defenders here defeated the main Union assault.

On June 27, 1864, more than 8,000 Union infantrymen attacked an equal number of well-entrenched Confederates along this low-lying hill. One Tennessee veteran compared the assault to "ocean waves driven by a hurricane...sweeping on as if by a irresistible impulse."

The Confederates repulsed the first federal charge. While attempting to rally his eight Union regiments, 27 year old Brig. Gen. Charles G. Harker was shot off his white horse. Although one Federal brigade reached the Confederate lines ¼ mile to your right, Union troops soon retreated in disarray.

About ¼ mile to the left, two other Union brigades charged toward an angle in the Confederate defenses. This trail follows the Confederate earthworks in the area that both sides later named "The Dead Angle."
HM NumberHM1N1F
Placed ByKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 722097 N 3757699
Decimal Degrees33.93635000, -84.59705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.181', W 84° 35.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 10.86" N, 84° 35' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kolb's Farm E, Marietta GA 30064, US
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