"Oakton"

"Oakton" (HMK81)

Location: Marietta, GA 30060 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 57.997', W 84° 33.69'

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Ante-bellum residence of John R. Wilder.

June 19, 1864. Johnston's Army of Tennessee [CS] withdrew to its Kennesaw line — Polk's A. C. (under Loring), posted on the mountain; Hardee's, extending S. from Loring's left, prolonged the line beyond Cheatham Hill; Hood's corps on Loring's right, prolonged the line E. to the Canton road, where it was supported by Wheeler's cav. — the extreme right of the army.

June 21, Hood's A. C. was shifted to the left, of Hardee's line [CS] — prolonging it to & S. of Powder Springs rd., leaving Wheeler to guard the rt. flank. Maj. Gen. W. W. Loring had his headquarters at "Oakton", the Wilder house.
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HM NumberHMK81
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number033-50
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 725304 N 3761134
Decimal Degrees33.96661667, -84.56150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.997', W 84° 33.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 59.82" N, 84° 33' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 611 Kennesaw Ave NW, Marietta GA 30060, US
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