After the fighting at New Hope Church and Pickett's Mill, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman turned his sight toward Marietta, Georgia a crucial stop on the Western & Atlantic Railroad northwest of Atlanta. Gen. Joseph Johnston opposed Sherman from positions on Lost, Pine, and Brush Mountains. Sherman managed to push the Confederates from this line and Johnston fell back to Kennesaw Mountain. Despite stopping Federal assaults on June 27, 1864, Johnston fell back once again to the Chattahoochee River.
(Scene #1: Big Kennesaw. Scene #2: Cheatham's Hill).