Field Fortifications

Field Fortifications (HM1BU4)

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

N 33° 56.167', W 84° 35.833'

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Confederate engineers and work crews started digging earthworks around Kennesaw Mountain a few days before their army fell back to this position on June 19. For the next week Southern soldiers improved their earthwork defenses despite constant rain.

The Southerner dug deep, throwing the dirt toward the Union side of the trenches. The earthen wall—called a parapet—was topped with a braced log, leaving an open space beneath it for soldiers to shoot through. Fighting from behind these defenses, the Confederates held a great advantage over the attacking Federals during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864.

Today within Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 11 miles of shallow ditches remain from those formidable earthworks. Help preserve these fragile resources by staying on the park's trails.
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HM NumberHM1BU4
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 722082 N 3757673
Decimal Degrees33.93611667, -84.59721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.167', W 84° 35.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 10.02" N, 84° 35' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 310 Kolb's Farm E, Marietta GA 30064, US
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