The Assault Falters

The Assault Falters (HM1N2R)

Location: Marietta, GA 30064 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 56.072', W 84° 35.914'

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Beaten federals entrenched within 30 yards to the Confederate earthworks.

As the Union attack stalled, two surviving Federal colonels hastily discussed retreat. Realizing that withdrawal under heavy fire would invite more bloodshed, they decided to dig in along this brow of the hill not covered by fire from the Confederates earthworks only 30 yards away.

While half of the Federals fired towards the earthworks, the rest furiously scooped shallow trenches with their bayonets and tin cups. After nightfall, the Federals brought up tools from the rear and built two lines of entrenchments.

With the next six days, both sides exchanged sniper fire, expecting an attack it any moment. Only a seven-hour truce to bury the dead on June 29 interrupted this tense stalemate.

As the standoff continued, the Federals started a tunnel here, intending to blow up the Southern earthworks on July 4. But during the night of July 2, the Confederates quietly slipped away, forced to retreat as Sherman's Union Army outflanked them again. A small stone arch, erected in 1914, marks the tunnel entrance.
HM NumberHM1N2R
Placed ByKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 721961 N 3757494
Decimal Degrees33.93453333, -84.59856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.072', W 84° 35.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 4.32" N, 84° 35' 54.84" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kolb's Farm E, Marietta GA 30064, US
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