Interlocking Defenses-Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield - Marietta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 33° 56.637 W 084° 35.870
16S E 722005 N 3758540
Quick Description: This artillery redoubt protected part of Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s Confederate division. From here Southern trenches zigzagged to the left and right for miles, with cannon batteries placed at key positions.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2020 12:22:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM13626
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Interlocking Defenses-Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park--
This artillery redoubt protected part of Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s Confederate division. From here Southern trenches zigzagged to the left and right for miles, with cannon batteries placed at key positions. These defense lines could produce a devastating crossfire, more destructive than direct frontal fire.

The Texas brigade that built these earthworks exchanged skirmish fire with Federal troops for a week before the battle. One Texan wrote in his diary, “The bullets go zip zip over our breastworks day and night, making the men bow their heads.”

On June 27, the Federals launched their main assault at the center of the Confederate defenses—½ mile to the left—to try to split the Southern army there. The Confederates were ready.

Caption:
Civil War earthworks were often built at angles so that defenders could shoot at an attacker’s flank.

Erected by National Park Service.

LOCATION: Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Drive SW 0.1 miles from Whitlock Avenue NW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
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