Resaca in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Resaca
Hood's line, (CS) beginning E. at State R.R. ran W. to point atop ridge (S) where Hardee's rt. joined it & together with Polk's Corps, (CS) the line was prolonged 3 miles S. to the Oostanaula River.
May 13, 1864, Sherman's forces (US) reached the old Dalton-Calhoun rd., W. of here (via Snake Cr. Gap). On 14th, from ridges W. of Camp Creek, 2 assaults were made on Johnston's line (CS) - one, 2.5 mi. southward - the other in this vicinity.
In both attacks, the Federals moved across the creek toward ridges on this, the E. side of the valley.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-5.)
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 13, 1864.
Location. 34° 36.353′ N, 84° 57.326′ W. Marker is in Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Rooker Road NW 0.4 miles west of U.S. 41, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Resaca GA 30735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Battle of Resaca (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); Atlanta Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mary Jane Green (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mary J. Green (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Resaca.
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