Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 - Marietta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 33° 54.635 W 084° 35.808
16S E 722187 N 3754842
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2020 3:41:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM1363G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864-Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park-- 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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“General Hooker Questioning Confederate Prisoners” outside Peter Valentine Kolb’s pioneer log house - the only surviving Civil War-period structure within Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

The Battle of Kolb’s Farm cost Hood’s Confederates more than 1,000 killed, wounded, or missing soldiers while inflicting fewer than 300 casualties on the Federals. However, the bloody assault temporarily stopped Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s flanking move and contributed to his decision to attack Kennesaw Mountain five days later on June 27.

LOCATION: Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Powder Springs Road Southwest near Powder Springs Road SW (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
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