June 17th, 1864

June 17th, 1864,

Heavy skirmishing continued along the Lost Mountain, Mud Creek, Brushy Mountain Line.  Heavy engagements happened in the area of Latimer’s Farm, now the Marietta Country Club.  Calvary actions were also happening continuously on both flanks.  General Johnston begins planning to move to his next defensive position at Kennesaw Mountain.  General Sherman, who has become frustrated, begins to contemplate a direct assault on the Confederate lines as opposed to a flanking movement.

 Looking south east along Hwy 120 where it crosses Mud Creek.  The Confederates dug in atop the low rise in the distance in an attempt to stall the Federal advance as it crossed Mud Creek.  Many, if not all, of the earthworks are now gone and are covered my subdivisions and shopping centers.
Confederate earthworks at the far left (west end) of the Brushy Mountain Lost Mountain line.  These works were manned by Jackson’s Calvary.  These works were preserved by the local SCV Camp McDonald in conjunction with the Subdivisions builder and HOA.  They are now preserved as a small park for the subdivision. 
 Earthworks on the extreme right (East side) of the Brushy Mountain Lost Mountain line.  These works are located on Brushy Mountain in a small subdivision.  They are protected as a small park with historical information signs.
“Hoods Fort” on Brushy Mountain stands a large earthwork fortification along with several thousand feet of preserved trenches.  The exact purpose of the large fortification is unknown, but many speculate it was used as a ammunition bunker.  You can get a sense of the scale from this image as you can look down the slope to the base of the fortification. 
 A section of trenches curves its way around the base of the site known as “Hood’s Fort”

Author: Clint Brownlee

My name is Clint Brownlee and I am a Photographer in Woodstock, Georgia with over 20 years of photographic experience in many different aspects of photography. I have photographed everything from weddings, special events and portraits to published materials, but my passion has always been Fine Art and Nature Photography. I have had a several shows at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and The Roswell Visual Arts Center in Roswell, Georgia. I now sell through my website: www.clintbrownleephotography.com

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