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Near Dallas in Paulding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Polk’s Corps at Dallas and New Hope Church

 
 
Polk’s Corps at Dallas and New Hope Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 18, 2009
1. Polk’s Corps at Dallas and New Hope Church Marker
Inscription. Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s corps which had moved from Allatoona as left flank of Johnston’s army [CS] -- via Lost Mtn. & Mt. Tabor Ch. -- reached this vicinity May 24, 1864.

After return of Hardee’s A.C. [CS] from Powder Springs (May 25), Polk’s troops formed the center of Johnston’s line facing the Federal lines to the West.

When deployed, Polk’s left was at Wigley’s Mill in gap of Ellsberry Mtn.; his center & rt. at & above New Hope Ch. -- a position he held in the 10 days of conflict mostly fought on the left & right of the army.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 110-20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 54.551′ N, 84° 46.755′ W. Marker is near Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Merchants Highway (Georgia Route 6) near Marietta Highway (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Georgia Highway 6 is old US Highway 278, through the center of Dallas. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site: Robertson House (about 500 feet
Polk’s Corps at Dallas and New Hope Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 18, 2009
2. Polk’s Corps at Dallas and New Hope Church Marker
Looking eastward at the intersection of Georgia Highways 6 and 120.
away, measured in a direct line); George Darby House Cleburne’s H’dq’rs. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry Lester House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site: Colley House Hood’s H’dq’rs (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Hiram Rosenwald School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Line (approx. 2.4 miles away); Johnston's Headquarters (approx. 2.7 miles away); Federal Line (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dallas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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