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Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review

 
 
Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston`s Review Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston`s Review Marker
Inscription. On April 19, 1864, General Joseph E. Johnston reviewed the Confederate Army of Tennessee on this ridge. After his appointment in December 1863, Johnston rebuilt a defeated and demoralized army following Confederate General Braxton Bragg's defeat at the Battle of Missionary Ridge in November 1863. When Union General William T. Sherman began to advance on Dalton, Confederate troops moved into defensive positions. On May 18, 1864, Johnston's troops evacuated Dalton to defend Resaca, and the Atlanta Campaign was underway. This was the last grand review of the Army of Tennessee and came on the eve of Sherman`s campaign to capture Atlanta and the subsequent March to the Sea.
 
Erected 2002 by The Georgia Historical Society, the City of Dalton Mayor and Council, and Dalton Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 155-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 46.184′ N, 84° 58.613′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cuyler and South Ridge Streets, on the left when traveling west on West Cuyler. Click for map. Southwest corner of West Cuyler and South
Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review Marker With Cannon image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
2. Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review Marker With Cannon
Ridge Streets, Dalton. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Whitefield (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blunt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tristam Dalton (approx. half a mile away); Joseph E. Johnston Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Huff House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dalton.
 
Also see . . .  Dalton to Atlanta Sherman vs. Johnston May-June 1864. From Military History Online. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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