Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864

Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 (HMBAJ)

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

N 33° 54.635', W 84° 35.808'

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A costly Confederate attack here stopped the Union army's attempt to bypass Kennesaw Mountain.

On June 22, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston sent Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's 13,000 troops down Powder Springs Road to stop the Federal army's threat to his flank. When Confederate skirmishers encountered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's 11,000-man Union corps here at Kolb's farm, Hood ordered his troops to attack.

Hooker, having learned of Hood's plans from some captured Confederates, ordered his troops to dig in. At 4:00 p.m. Hood sent two of his three divisions toward the waiting Federals. After several unsuccessful charges through the woods, fields, and swamps across the road, the battered Confederates withdrew.
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Placed ByKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 722187 N 3754842
Decimal Degrees33.91058333, -84.59680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.635', W 84° 35.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 38.10" N, 84° 35' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1734-1744 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta GA 30064, US
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