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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864.

 
 
Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. Marker
Inscription. Gen. J.E Johnston’s three Corps, [CS] after 2 days of battle at Resaca -- outflanked by superior Federal forces -- withdrew S.

Hood’s Corps marched by a road 1 mile E.; Polk’s & Hardee’s on direct road to Calhoun -- Polk continued to Adairsville.

Hardee’s Corps shifted to the S.W. where on the banks of Oothcaloga Creek, Bate’s, Walker’s & Cleburne’s divisions in a rear guard action, delayed the advance of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US] for 24 hours to secure the passage of the wagon trains.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 30.218′ N, 84° 57.075′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wall Street (U.S. 41) and Harlan Street, on the right when traveling south on North Wall Street. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Calhoun Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Calhoun Depot
Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. Marker at the Calhoun Post Office Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. Marker at the Calhoun Post Office
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. one mile away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 2 miles away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calhoun.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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