Battle of Kolb's Farm

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Battle of Kolb's Farms
Began:

June 22, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Cobb County, Georgia

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Atlanta Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Army of the Ohio (XXIII Corps)
XX Corps

Hood's Corps

Commanders

John M. Schofield
Major General, USA
Joseph Hooker
Major General, USA

John B. Hood
Lieutenant General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

350

1,000

  

On the night of June 18-19, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, fearing envelopment, moved his army to a new, previously selected position astride Kennesaw Mountain, an entrenched arc-shaped line to the west of Marietta, to protect his supply line, the Western & Atlantic Railroad. Having encountered entrenched Rebels astride Kennesaw Mountain stretching southward, Sherman fixed them in front and extended his right wing to envelop their flank and menace the railroad. Joe Johnston countered by moving John B. Hood’s corps from the left flank to the right on June 22. Arriving in his new position at Mt. Zion Church, Hood decided, on his own, to attack. Warned of Hood’s intentions, Union generals John Schofield and Joseph Hooker entrenched. Union artillery and swampy terrain thwarted Hood’s attack and forced him to withdraw with costly casualties. Although the victor, Sherman’s attempts at envelopment had momentarily failed. (NPS summary)

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