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Polk’s March to Lost Mountain

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
1. Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker
Inscription. June 4, 1864. The embattled forces of Gen. J. E. Johnston’s army, [CS] having confronted Sherman’s army [US] on the Dallas-New Hope Church front, since May 25, abandoned the position & shifted eastward because of Sherman’s movement back to the State R.R.

Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s corps [CS] held the center of Johnston’s line, at New Hope Church, & in the withdrawal E. from this sector marched by this road toward Lost Mountain, the imposing peak of which is visible from this marker.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 110-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.395′ N, 84° 47.414′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Hosiery Mill Road just east of Bobo Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in a small park, with several other markers, adjacent to the parking lot of the New Hope Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Hope Church Phase of Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Campaign
Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
2. Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker
Looking east, on Hosiery Mill Road (on the left), toward Lost Mountain
(a few steps from this marker); Battle of New Hope Church (a few steps from this marker); The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864 (a few steps from this marker); New Hope Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Worst Aircraft Disaster in Georgia History (about 400 feet away); The Federal Attack on Hood’s Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnston's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dallas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
3. Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker
The marker is at the far left of the small park adjoining the New Hope Baptist Church parking lot. Hosiery Mill Road is in the foreground, separating the parking lot from the park; Bobo Road is to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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