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Near Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Allatoona

 
 
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Battle of Allatoona Marker
Inscription. After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow, Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French’s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman’s movement.

French found Corse with 2,000 men entrenched on the ridge guarding military stores, and with his 3,000 he attacked on October 5, 1864. The fight was costly but indecisive. French lost 799, Corse 706 men. French, not risking an all-out attack, withdrew before aid reached Corse.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.92′ N, 84° 43.8′ W. Marker is near Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed road one mile south of Georgia Route 20 Spur. Click for map. The marker is at the overlook above the Allatoona Dam, at the end of a walking trail leading from the US Corps of Engineers Allatoona Dam Resource Manager's Office. The Resource Manager's office is at the end of a park road which leads south from the end of Georgia Highway 20 Spur. This road is four miles from
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Battle of Allatoona Marker
The Allatoona Dam and Powerhouse are in the distance
the intersection of Georgia Highway 20 and Georgia Highway 20 Spur, just east of Interstate 75. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Etowah and the War (a few steps from this marker); Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Fort (approx. 2.6 miles away); Etowah (approx. 2.7 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Emerson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Federal Trenches (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Crow's Nest (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
3. Battle of Allatoona Marker
Lake Allatoona, formed by the Allatoona Dam on the Etowah River, is visible from the marker
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
4. Battle of Allatoona Marker
The marker is situated behind the wall of the overlook
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
5. Battle of Allatoona Marker
The marker at the far end of the Allatoona Dam overlook
The Allatoona Dam and Power House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
6. The Allatoona Dam and Power House
The view from the marker. The dam was begun in 1941 by the Corps of Engineers, and completed in 1947. It went into full operation in 1950.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,674 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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