— Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails —
The first episode happened on Saturday, April 12, 1862. Federal soldiers, dressed as civilians and led by civilian James Andrews, stole a locomotive, the “General," at Big Shanty (present-day Kennesaw), Georgia, and drove it toward Chattanooga. Known as “Andrews' Raid,” or “The Great Locomotive Chase." the “raiders” endeavored to pull-up rails, burn bridges and disrupt Confederate telegraph communications as they continued north. At Allatoona another railroad crew, stopped with their train on a sidetrack, looked-on suspiciously as the “General" passed-by. Unaware of what was happening they did not try to stop the raiders. Hotly pursued by other Confederates, Andrews' raiders were captured just north of Ringgold.
Two years later, on Friday, May 20, 1864, Confederate General
After Atlanta was captured in September 1864 the Confederate army moved north, hoping their actions against General Sherman's railroad lifeline would force him to abandon Atlanta. On Wednesday, October 5th at Allatoona Pass, Confederate Major
Erected 2019 by Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (Marker Number 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 34° 6.804′ N, 84° 42.885′ W. Marker is in Allatoona, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Old Allatoona Road SE 2.9 miles east of Interstate 75. Located at the Allatoona Pass Battlefield parking Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 Old Allatoona Road SE, Cartersville GA 30121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Allatoona (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Allatoona Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Demand For Surrender (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Allatoona Pass Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Allatoona (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Allatoona Pass (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allatoona.
Regarding Allatoona Pass. This marker is along the "historic driving route" of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Battle of Allatoona. (Submitted on November 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.