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Near Dalton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Resaca

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Battle of Resaca Marker
Inscription.  May 14, 1864: The 20th Corps (USA) was shifted from Camp Creek Valley, 0.5 mi. W. & aligned across rd.~ the 2d & 3d Divs. in reserve; the 1st Div. prolonging Stanley’s Div. (4th A.C.) (USA) to the State R.R., east.

May 15: Butterfield’s (3d) & Geary’s (2d) Divs. of 20th A.C. (USA) astride rd., moved in assault on Hood’s line (Confederate) 0.7 mi. S. in an attempt to break through.

Butterfield, W. of the rd. led off, followed by Geary, E. of the rd., 6 brigades in all. They failed to break Hood’s line, but seized & removed the 4 guns of Corput’s Cherokee Battery (Confederate).
 
Erected 1997 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 37.383′ N, 84° 57.007′ W. Marker is near Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and South Dixie Road (U.S.
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 28, 2021
2. Battle of Resaca Marker
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41), on the right when traveling north on Old Dixie Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Resaca (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.8 miles away); 123rd New York Infantry (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Resaca, Georgia (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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