5th Indiana BatteryActing 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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|Placed By||Cobb County Community Development Department|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 717727 N 3762114|
|Decimal Degrees||33.97705000, -84.64320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 58.623', W 84° 38.592'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 58' 37.38" N, 84° 38' 35.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||678, 404, 770|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 866-950 Frank Kirk Rd, Kennesaw GA 30152, US|
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