Captain Peter Simonson

Captain Peter Simonson (HM7AP)

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

N 33° 58.623', W 84° 38.592'

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5th Indiana Battery

Acting chief of artillery for the 1st Division (4th Army Corps), Simonson on June 16, 1864 was busy entrenching here a 4-gun battery of artillery when he was killed by a Confederate bullet. The Confederate was perhaps a sharpshooter armed with an English made rifle with scope known as a Whitworth. The Whitworth fired a six sided bullet that could kill a target one-half mile away. However, the two armies were within a few hundred feet of each other at this point, so it is not unreasonable to believe he could have been killed by a common Confederate rifleman.
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HM NumberHM7AP
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByCobb County Community Development Department
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 717727 N 3762114
Decimal Degrees33.97705000, -84.64320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.623', W 84° 38.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 37.38" N, 84° 38' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 866-950 Frank Kirk Rd, Kennesaw GA 30152, US
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