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Battle of Kolb’s Farm - June 22, 1864 - NPS - Cobb Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 54.643 W 084° 35.815
16S E 722176 N 3754856
Quick Description: This markers is at the Kolb’s Farm on Callaway Rd, just south of Power Springs Rd, Marietta, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2010 2:59:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM95TX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

Battle of Kolb’s Farm - June 22, 1864


A costly Confederate attack here stopped the Union armies attempt to bypass Kennesaw Mountain.

On June 22, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston sent Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood´s 13,000 troops down Powder Springs Road to stop the Federal army´s threat to his flank. When Confederate skirmishers encountered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker´s 11,000 man Union Corps here at Kolb´s Farm, Hood ordered his troops to attack.

Hooker, having learned of Hood´s plans from some captured Confederates, ordered his troops to dig in. At 4:00 p.m. Hood sent two of his three divisions towards the waiting Federals. After several unsuccessful charges through the woods, fields, and swamps across the road, the battered Confederates withdrew.

The Battle of Knobs Farm cost Hood’s Confederates more than 1,000 killed, wounded, or missing soldiers while inflicting fewer than 300 casualties on the Federals. However, the bloody assault temporarily stopped union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's flanking move and contributed to his decision to attack Kennesaw Mountain five days later on June 27.

Kennesaw Mountain national Battlefield Park
National Park Service

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: None

Date: None

Sponsor: National Park Service

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