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Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson

 
 
Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2008
1. Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson Marker
Inscription.  

May 16, 1864, Walker's div. of Hardee's A.C. [CS], having delayed McPherson's troops (15th & 16th A.C.) [US], at Lay's Ferry ( 3.25 mi. N.W.) the day before, was joined here by 2 division ~ Bate's and Cleburne's [CS].

Deploying on both sides of Oothcalooga creek, the left of the line covering the road to Adairsville, Hardee ~ facing N. & W. ~ held McPherson's forces throughout the day to enable the Confederate wagon trains to proceed to Adairsville.

This, the Battle of Rome Cross ~ Roads, was an episode of the Atlanta Campaign.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-18.)
 
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° 29.731′ N, 84° 57.897′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Oothcalooga Street (Georgia Route 53) 0 miles west of Chrest Drive, on the left when traveling west. The Marker is located
Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2008
2. Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson Marker
The bridge over Oothcalooga Creek can be seen to the left.
just northeast of the bridge over Oothcalooga Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roland Hayes (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Calhoun Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoun Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gordon County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. one mile away); Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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