Military Action at Gilgal Church

Military Action at Gilgal Church (HM7BJ)

Location: Marietta, GA 30064 Cobb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 58.074', W 84° 40.056'

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On 15 June 1864 Daniel Butterfield's division of Joseph Hooker's XX [20th] Army Corps approached this point via the Sandtown Road (Acworth-Due West Rd.) intending to attack Cleburne's Confederates entrenched here at Burnt Hickory and Sandtown roads intersection. Due to strong resistance by Cleburne's skirmishers and the arrival of night-fall, Butterfield's effort here at Gilgal Church diminished to a probing action. Planned as a coordinated mile wide attack by three 5000 man divisions (Butterfield's, Geary's and William's), on a front extending from Gilgal eastward to Pine Knob, it was hoped to break the undermanned Confederate battle line forcing a retreat. A filed attempt, this Federal attack on 15 June resulted in over 550 casualties in Geary's division at Pine Knob and nearly 200 of Butterfield's here at Gilgal Church.
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HM NumberHM7BJ
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByCobb County Community Development Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715495 N 3761048
Decimal Degrees33.96790000, -84.66760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.074', W 84° 40.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 4.44" N, 84° 40' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3959 Due West Rd NW, Marietta GA 30064, US
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