Battle of Pine Knob

Battle of Pine Knob (HM7L8)

Location: Kennesaw, GA 30152 Cobb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 58.505', W 84° 39.136'

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June 15, 1864

On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an over-extended Confederate defense line and force a retreat. The attack began promptly at 5PM with a force of 15,000 Federal infantry. The attack failed. The 60th New York Regt's battle line can be seen nearby. This shallow trench was dug late in the fight under hostile fire in darkness, with bayonets and canteens.
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HM NumberHM7L8
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByCobb County Community Development Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 716894 N 3761877
Decimal Degrees33.97508333, -84.65226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.505', W 84° 39.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 30.30" N, 84° 39' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 931-1045 Hamilton Rd NW, Kennesaw GA 30152, US
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