Battle of Gilgal Church-Cobb County, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 58.207 W 084° 39.810
16S E 715868 N 3761302
Quick Description: Kennesaw-Due West Rd east of Due West
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2008 6:26:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM2YAY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
The Battle of Gilgal Church that took place on June 15, 1864, was one of a number of small battles fought in Cobb in the weeks prior to the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain as the Confederate army was forced back toward Marietta. It took place when a division of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s army pushing down Sandtown (Acworth-Due West) Road collided with a Confederate division under Gen. Patrick Cleburne stationed along a ridge just south of Due West Road.

As the Federals approached, Cleburne’s men hurried to Gilgal Church, which stood at the strategic intersection, and completely dismantled it in order to incorporate the wood and pews in their fortifications.

The Union troops attacked and were quickly repulsed with the loss of about 200 men. Cleburne’s casualties were negligible. Gen. Joe Hooker, one of Sherman’s corps commanders, used the Dickson House as a headquarters during the brief battle, according to the Official Records of the War of Rebellion.

Above from an article by Joe Kirby Jan. 2006

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Name of Battle:
Battle of Gilgal Church

Name of War: US Civil War

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Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): Not listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

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