Gen. George Thomas’ Headquarters

Gen. George Thomas’ Headquarters

Year Erected: 1985

Marker Text: Near Mars Hill Ch., June 6-10, 1864.

H’dq’rs. Army of Cumberland, [USA] which had crossed Allatoona Cr., 1.25 mi. S. W. June 6 — its objectives: Allatoona, the State R. R., & the Confederate front at Kennesaw Mtn.

The 4th Corps (Howard), camped near the church – h’dq’rs at Dr. James Peter’s house (Davenport place); the 14th (Palmer), at Durham & Pritchard farms N. of new Mt. Olivet Ch.; the 20th (Hooker), at Stilesboro and Sandtown crossroads.

Excessive rain and mud halted troop [USA] movements for four days.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Mars Hill Road, south of US 41 in Acworth.