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

Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca

 
 
Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker
Inscription.  

May 14, 1864. After being driven from hills W. of Camp Creek by troops of the 15th and 16th Corps (US), Polk's A.C. (CS) was aligned on the E. side of the creek, its center posted on a chain of hills S. of this road and overlooking the creek ~ its extreme left on the Oostanaula River.

5:30 P.M., the Federals crossed the creek and carried Polk's line, forcing it E. to a position near U. S. Highway 41. Polk's repeated and unavailing attempts to recover his line prolonged the battle into the night.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-14-2.)
 
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 date for this entry is May 14, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 34.497′ 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 the left when traveling north on Fain Brown Road NW. 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. Battle of 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.
 
Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, April 8, 2009
2. Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker
In this picture, the marker has been removed. The pole stands next to a "Battle of Resaca" marker.
Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker (seen on the left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 26, 2021
3. Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker (seen on the left)
 
 
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 1,432 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 17, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 28, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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