Cassville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On May 19, 1864, Johnston,
entrenched on the ridge
east of this marker,
planned to give battle
but Sherman threatened
his flank and his corps
to the position.
He therefore withdrew
to Allatoona Pass.
Rather than attack
this strong position
Sherman moved past it
toward New Hope Church.
Erected by National Park Service-U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1842.
Location. 34° 14.027′ N, 84° 51.326′ W. Marker is in Cassville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Cassville Road NW (Old Route 41), on the right when traveling south. This marker is located at a WPA Pavilion Park on the Affair at Cassville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cassville GA 30123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Affair at Cassville (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic McKelvey HouseGen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (approx. ¾ mile away); Site - Cherokee Baptist College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Noble Hill Rosenwald School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Army of Tenn. at Cassville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site - Cassville Female College (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cassville.
Also see . . . The Atlanta Campaign May 1 - September 8, 1864. Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War website entry (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,007 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.