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Battle of Kolb's Farm - 033-13
N 33° 54.635 W 084° 35.808
16S E 722187 N 3754842
Quick Description: A battle of the Civil War was fought here.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2005 9:34:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 40

Long Description:
N33 54.635 W84 35.808

Kolb’s Farm

Other Names: None

Location: Cobb County

Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)

Date(s): June 22, 1864

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield and Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker [US]; Lt. Gen. John B. Hood [CS]

Forces Engaged: Two corps [US]; Hood s Corps [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 1,350 total (US 350; CS 1,000)

Description: On the night of June 18-19, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, fearing envelopment, moved his army to a new, previously selected position astride Kennesaw Mountain, an entrenched arc-shaped line to the west of Marietta, to protect his supply line, the Western & Atlantic Railroad. Having encountered entrenched Rebels astride Kennesaw Mountain stretching southward, Sherman fixed them in front and extended his right wing to envelop their flank and menace the railroad. Joe Johnston countered by moving John B. Hood’s corps from the left flank to the right on June 22. Arriving in his new position at Mt. Zion Church, Hood decided, on his own, to attack. Warned of Hood’s intentions, Union generals John Schofield and Joseph Hooker entrenched. Union artillery and swampy terrain thwarted Hood’s attack and forced him to withdraw with costly casualties. Although the victor, Sherman’s attempts at envelopment had momentarily failed.

Result(s): Union victory
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 033-13

Date: 1984

Sponsor: Not listed

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