Federal Occupation of Big Shanty

Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (HM2Y3)

Location: Kennesaw, GA 30144 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.429', W 84° 36.908'

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After the wide flanking movement W. & S. of Allatoona Mtns., Sherman's forces [US] regained the State R. R., at Acworth, June 6, 1864.June 9. Minty's & Wilder's brigades, Garrard's Cav., with Bennett's section, Chicago Board of Trade Battery, [US] moved S. from Acworth. At Morgan's Hill, they encountered Martin's div. of Wheeler's cav. & Benton's brigade. Hood's A.C. Benton & Martin withdrew S. E. to Johnston's 1st defensive line [CS] on the Kennesaw Mtn. front. Big Shanty was occupied & Sherman maintained h'dqr's. here, June 10-24. The 17th A. C. joined McPherson's forces at Acworth, June 6.
HM NumberHM2Y3
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number033-43
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720199 N 3767361
Decimal Degrees34.02381667, -84.61513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.429', W 84° 36.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 25.74" N, 84° 36' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2876-2878 N Main St, Kennesaw GA 30144, US
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