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Allatoona in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Military Service Road

 
 
Military Service Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
1. Military Service Road Marker
Inscription.  The Federal defense at Allatoona included a military service road that crossed the Tennessee Wagon Road-noted by a star on the map. The Military Service Road connected the fortified positions of the Eastern Redoubt to the headquarters of the 4th Minnesota. After the Battle for Allatoona Pass, the 4th Minnesota was one of the regiments in General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea.

Prior to the Battle of Allatoona Pass, Union forces used the mill dam to flood the valley causing difficulty for Sears' Mississippi Brigade as they maneuvered to gain position for the morning attack. Today, the valley lies under the waters of Lake Allatoona.

Photo captions
Middle left: The Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought October 5, 1864, in Bartow County, Georgia. This engagement was the first major attempt to cut General Sherman's supply lines after the fall of Atlanta.
Bottom left: During the war, both sides used civilian labor. This engraving shows a federal military supply wagon driven by African Americans. Many of the African Americans used by northern forces were free citizens.
Right map: Fortifications

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 5, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 6.882′ N, 84° 42.924′ W. Marker is in Allatoona, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Old Allatoona Road SE, 2.9 miles east of Interstate 75. Located near the Allatoona Pass Battlefield parking lot. 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. Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Wagon Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allatoona.
 
More about this marker. Another marker, also titled Military Service Road, is listed as 300 feet NNE from this marker with portions of similar wording and one matching photo. This marker is possibly a replacement marker for that one.
 
The view south from marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
2. The view south from marker.
Allatoona Pass Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
3. Allatoona Pass Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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