Military Action at Gilgal Church

Military Action at Gilgal Church (HM7BJ)

Location: Marietta, GA 30064 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.074', W 84° 40.056'

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On 15 June 1864 Daniel Butterfield's division of Joseph Hooker's XX [20th] Army Corps approached this point via the Sandtown Road (Acworth-Due West Rd.) intending to attack Cleburne's Confederates entrenched here at Burnt Hickory and Sandtown roads intersection. Due to strong resistance by Cleburne's skirmishers and the arrival of night-fall, Butterfield's effort here at Gilgal Church diminished to a probing action. Planned as a coordinated mile wide attack by three 5000 man divisions (Butterfield's, Geary's and William's), on a front extending from Gilgal eastward to Pine Knob, it was hoped to break the undermanned Confederate battle line forcing a retreat. A filed attempt, this Federal attack on 15 June resulted in over 550 casualties in Geary's division at Pine Knob and nearly 200 of Butterfield's here at Gilgal Church.
HM NumberHM7BJ
Year Placed2007
Placed ByCobb County Community Development Department
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715495 N 3761048
Decimal Degrees33.96790000, -84.66760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.074', W 84° 40.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 4.44" N, 84° 40' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3959 Due West Rd NW, Marietta GA 30064, US
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