Near Resaca in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Resaca
May 13, 1864. The 15th and the 16th A.C. (US) deployed astride road on ridges W. of those next to and this side of Camp Creek, where Polk's Corps (CS) was posted.
May 14: The 15th and the 16th A.C. drove Polk's troops across creek from this ridges and occupied it. Polk established a line on a chain of hills just E. of creek.
5:30 pm: the 15th and the Veatch's (4th) Div. 16th A.C. (US) moved across creek and carried Polk's position, holding it against repeated attempts to regain it. Polk withdrew E. to a line near the Dalton ~ Resaca road (U.S. Highway 41).
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-13.)
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° 34.499′ N, 84° 57.756′ W. Marker is near Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fain Brown Road NW and Resaca-Lafayette Road NW (Georgia Route 136), on 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 walking distance of this marker. Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Road to Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); Resaca — A Defensible Position (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crossing the Oostanaula at Lay's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Logan's XV Corps to the South (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dancers in the Red Clay Minuet (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Resaca.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 17, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on August 28, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.