A Humanitarian Act Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Marietta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 33° 56.427 W 084° 35.886
16S E 721989 N 3758152
Quick Description: After each Union assault on June 27, hundreds of casualties were left between the lines. By afternoon, wounded Union soldiers lying helpless near here faced a new danger; flames, started by the battle’s gunfire, crept steadily toward them.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2020 12:30:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM13628
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
Views: 1

Long Description:
A Humanitarian Act-Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park--
After each Union assault on June 27, hundreds of casualties were left between the lines. By afternoon, wounded Union soldiers lying helpless near here faced a new danger; flames, started by the battle’s gunfire, crept steadily toward them.

Lt. Col. William P. Martin, commanding the 1st & 15th Consolidated Arkansas Regiment, jumped onto the earthworks and ordered his Confederates to cease fire. Waving a white flag of truce, Martin shouted to the Federals, “Come and remove your wounded. They are burning to death.” For a brief time, Northerners and Southerners alike rescued the wounded and put out the fires.

The next day, Union officers presented Colonel Martin with a pair of Colt revolvers in appreciation of his humanitarian act.

Caption:
“The Famed Truce on Cheatham Hill” by Alfred R. Waud.

LOCATION: Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cheatham Hill Drive SW near 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.
Related Website: [Web Link]

Terrain Rating:

Visit Instructions:
To post a log for this waymark a photo of you, the sign at the waymark with your GPS in view must be uploaded.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest U.S. Civil War Sites
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
YoSam. visited A Humanitarian Act Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Marietta GA 10/31/2022 YoSam. visited it
Don.Morfe visited A Humanitarian Act Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Marietta GA 10/2/2021 Don.Morfe visited it

View all visits/logs