Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 | American Battlefield Trust
Default Map
Civil War
Battle Map

Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864

You are here

SHARE THIS
 
Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864

American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Kolb’s Farm

June 22, 1864

On the night of June 18-19, 1864, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston moved into a defensive position on Kennesaw Mountain. Having encountered entrenched Rebels there stretching southward, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman extended his right to envelop their flank with Maj. Gen. John Schofield’s Army of the Ohio. Johnston countered by moving Lt. Gen. John B. Hood’s corps from his right flank to his left on June 22 to confront Schofield. Hoping to flank Schofield, Hood attacked, moving down Powder Springs-Marietta Road toward the farm of Peter Kolb. Schofield and Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s XX Corps from the Army of the Cumberland in line there held firm. Union artillery and swampy terrain thwarted Hood’s attack and forced him to withdraw with 1,500 casualties. Although the victor, Sherman’s attempts at envelopment had momentarily failed.

Learn More: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain