June 15, 1864On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an over-extended Confederate defense line and force a retreat. The attack began promptly at 5PM with a force of 15,000 Federal infantry. The attack failed. The 60th New York Regt's battle line can be seen nearby. This shallow trench was dug late in the fight under hostile fire in darkness, with bayonets and canteens.
|Placed By||Cobb County Community Development Department|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 716894 N 3761877|
|Decimal Degrees||33.97508333, -84.65226667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 58.505', W 84° 39.136'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 58' 30.30" N, 84° 39' 8.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||678, 404, 770|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 931-1045 Hamilton Rd NW, Kennesaw GA 30152, US|
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