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

McClure’s Ferry

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. McClure’s Ferry Marker
Inscription. May 16, 1864. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker (20th A. C.) [US], moving E. from Resaca, with orders to cross at Newtown Fy., elected to usurp the crossing at McClure’s thereby forcing Schofield’s 23d A. C. [US] to proceed E. to Field’s Mill & Ferry.

William’s (1st) & Geary’s (2d) divs. [US] crossed at night on a temporary bridge. To hasten progress, Butterfield’s (3d) div. [US] moved on to Field’s -- further complicating affairs by getting there ahead of Schofield.

The 23d A. C., with Stoneman’s & McCook’s Cavalry, constituted the left wing of Sherman’s advance S. from Resaca.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 34.775′ N, 84° 51.769′ W. Marker is in Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Chapel Road and Pine Chapel Road, on the right when traveling east on West Pine Chapel Road. Click for map. West Pine Chapel Road becomes Owens Gin Road at this intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Resaca GA 30735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
McClure’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. McClure’s Ferry Marker
The old Pine Chapel United Methodist Church is in the background.
crow flies. Harlan’s Cross Roads (approx. one mile away); Field's Mill & Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); New Echota Ferry (approx. 3.7 miles away); New Echota (approx. 3.8 miles away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 3.8 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cherokee Indian Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); New Echota Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McClure’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
3. McClure’s Ferry Marker
The marker is at the Pine Chapel United Methodist Church, at the intersection of two antebellum roads.
 
 
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