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

Battle of Resaca

May 14-15, 1864

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
1. Battle of Resaca Marker
Inscription.  May 13, 1864. Gen. J. E Johnston's forces [CSA] withdrew from Dalton to Resaca, having been outflanked by Federal forces moving via Snake Creek Gap, 7mi. N. W.

Aligned upon hills, N & W of here, the Confederates withstood repeated Fed. assaults for two days, May 14 & 15.

Federal forces, having secured a river crossing at Lay's Ferry (near mouth of Snake Creek) 6mi. S. W., Johnston withdrew S. to Calhoun, May 16, This was the major battle of the campaign which ended with the capture of Atlanta.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 34.633′ N, 84° 57.159′ W. Marker is in Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker can be reached from Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136). Marker is on entrance road to Resaca Battlefield Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 GA-136, Resaca GA 30735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Road to Resaca (a few steps from this marker); Resaca — A Defensible Position
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
2. Battle of Resaca Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Crossing the Oostanaula at Lay's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Logan's XV Corps to the South (approx. ¼ mile away); Dancers in the Red Clay Minuet (approx. 0.3 miles away); South Toward Atlanta (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Resaca.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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