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

Lay’s Ferry

 
 
Lay’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
1. Lay’s Ferry Marker
Inscription. Lay’s or Tanner’s Ferry, Oostanaula River, was 1.5 mi., S. W. of this point ~ access road thereto no longer existing.

May 14, 1864, Sweeny’s (2d) div. 16th A. C. [US] moved to Lay’s Ferry & effected crossing by one brigade but a false rumor of Confederate crossings above caused the Federals to withdraw to this side.

May 15, Sweeny’s div. made the crossing. He was at once assailed by Walker’s div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] ~ an affair known as the battle of Lay’s Ferry. This move on Johnston’s left rear caused him to abandon position at Resaca & retreat South.
 
Erected 1960 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 32.062′ N, 84° 58.58′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 Connector Road and Hall Memorial Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 136. Click for map. 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. Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 1.5 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial
Lay’s Ferry Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
2. Lay’s Ferry Marker Post
The marker had been missing for many years (here in 2008), and has only been recently reinstalled.
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Resaca (approx. 2.5 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Calhoun Depot (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gordon County (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calhoun.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lay’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
3. Lay’s Ferry Marker
Lay’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 12, 2012
4. Lay’s Ferry Marker
Lookng southwest toward the old route (no longer existing) to Lay's Ferry.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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