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The Kennesaw Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy was organized July 29, 1898, in the parlors of the Kennesaw House on the second floor corner nearest the railroad station. Mrs. R. L. Nesbitt was elected the first president. There were fort…
June 19, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A Logan's 15th A. C. * was deployed astride this, the old Marietta road; Smith's 2d div., N. E. of it; Osterhaus' 1st, S. W.; Harrow's 4th, in reserve. This was the 2d & final sector held by Sherman's left wing on the…
After the seizure of Big Shanty (Kennesaw) by Sherman's forces, June 9, 1864, Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard's cav. div. [US] was posted on the left flank during operations on the Kennesaw Mountain front.
Garrard's cav. guarded Noonday Creek valley …
Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife.
Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as a…
Here stood a Confederate prison camp for Union prisoners of war. Established about November 18, 1864, the camp held more than five thousand prisoners until the first week of January, 1865. These prisoners were brought here from camps at Millen and…
On Nov. 28, 1864, the 3rd Cavalry Division Union Brig. Gen. J. L. Kilpatrick, USA, was driven south from Waynesboro by the Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, CSA. Retreating under constant harassment by Wheeler'…
For the invention of theAmerican Cotton Gin
A contribution to the resourcesof civilization and to thematerial welfare ofThe United States
Erected byThe New England CottonManufactures Association,MDCCCCII