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

Military Service Road

 
 
Military Service Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 11, 2008
1. Military Service Road Marker
Inscription.
The Federal defenses at Allatoona included a military service road that crossed the Tennessee Wagon Road at this point. The military road connected the fortified positions at the Eastern Redoubt on the right side with positions closer to the railroad cut on the left.

The Tennessee Wagon Road continued north past a mill and crossed Allatoona Creek in the valley below. Today the valley lies under the waters of Lake Allatoona. Prior to the battle, Union forces utilized the mill dam to flood the valley causing difficulty for Sears´ Mississippi Brigade as they maneuvered to gain position for the morning attack.

This engraving shows a Federal military supply wagon driven by African Americans. During the war, both sides used civilian labor. Many in the African Americans used by northern forces were freed slaves.
 
Erected by Georgia State Parks & Historical Sites.
 
Location. 34° 6.971′ N, 84° 42.903′ W. Marker is in Allatoona, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Old Alltatoona Road SE 0.4 miles north of Allatoona Landing Road SE, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the road that leads from the cut around the ridge at the Allatoona Battlefield
Military Service Road Map image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 11, 2008
2. Military Service Road Map
Route of road highlighted (yellow)
Park Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 Old Allatoona Road SE, Cartersville GA 30121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 4th Minnesota Regimental Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eastern Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Allatoona Mountain Range (about 300 feet away); Federal Trenches (about 300 feet away); The Deep Cut (about 400 feet away); The Foot Bridge (about 600 feet away); Grave of the Unknown Hero (about 600 feet away); The Crow's Nest (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Allatoona.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Military Service Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 11, 2008
3. Military Service Road Marker
Photo taking from marker looking toward the Military Service Road (seen in distance)
The Supply Train- Edwin Forbes image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
4. The Supply Train- Edwin Forbes
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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