Near Resaca in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Resaca
May 14: The 15th and the 16th A.C. drove Polk's troops across creek from this ridges and occupied it. Polk established a line on a chain of hills just E. of creek.
5:30 pm: the 15th and the Veatch's (4th) Div. 16th A.C. (US) moved across creek and carried Polk's position, holding it against repeated attempts to regain it. Polk withdrew E. to a line near the Dalton ~ Resaca road (U.S. Highway 41).
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 34.499′ N, 84° 57.756′ W. Marker is near Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fain Brown Road NW and Resaca-Lafayette Road NW (Georgia Route 136), on the left when traveling north on Fain Brown Road NW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Resaca GA 30735, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 1.2 miles away); Atlanta Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 2.2 miles away); Miss Mary Green (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery Resaca (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Resaca.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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