"Oakton" - GHM 033-50, Cobb Co.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 33° 57.997 W 084° 33.690
16S E 725303 N 3761134
Quick Description: "Oakton" State Historical Marker Located on Kennesaw Avenue in northwest Marietta
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 5:36:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM2FK9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:


"OAKTON"

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.

033-50 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954


Park on side street.

Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 033-50

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Not listed

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