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

Oothcaloga Valley

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Oothcaloga Valley Marker
Inscription.  

During the advance of Sherman's forces S. from Resaca, May 16-17, 1864, the (US) 4th, followed by the 14th Corps, marched by this and nearby roads, pursuing Johnston`s forces (CS) which had evacuated Resaca the night before. Newton's Div., leading 4th Corps (US) was aligned across the road, his right on hill to the west. A spirited rear-guard action followed, in which Francis T. Sherman's Brigade assaulted detachments of Cheatham's Div. (CS) at the Saxon house, near the County Line.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 064-1.)
 
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.
 
Location. 34° 25.015′ N, 84° 56.148′ W. Marker is near Adairsville, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE (U.S. 41) and Taylor Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adairsville GA 30103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Robert C. Saxon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee Nation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original Site Adairsville — 1830’s (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major John Lewis (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Trimble House (approx. 3 miles away); Adairsville, Georgia (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Great Locomotive Chase (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mosteller's Mills (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adairsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,331 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Feb. 27, 2021