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

Battle of Resaca

 
 
Battle of Resaca Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Battle of Resaca Marker
Note that the word "entrenchments" is misspelled in the marker text.
Inscription.  At this point the entrenched line of Stanley’s (1st) Div., 4th A.C. (US) crossed the highway, facing Hood’s line (CS) 0.5 mi. South.

May 14, 1864: 0.4 mi. E. (near Nance’s Spring) Hood’s rt.(CS) made a spirited attack on Stanley’s left (US), which was foiled by timely arrival of 20th Corps troops.

May 15: Hood’s rt. (CS) attacked 1st Div., 20th A.C. (US) near State R.R., E., & the 2d & 3d Divs., failing to break Hood’s line (CS) in their front, captured Corput’s 4-gun battery.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-2.)
 
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 month for this entry is May 1864.
 
Location. 34° 36.981′ N, 84° 56.962′ W. Marker is near Resaca, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Dixie Road (U.S. 41 at milepost 0) and Sloan Road, on the left when traveling north on Dixie Road. Marker is at the Whitfield-Gordon County Line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Resaca GA 30735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.3 miles away); 123rd New York Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Resaca, Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca, Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Resaca.
 
Battle of Resaca Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
2. Battle of Resaca Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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