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

Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
1. Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site. During the Civil War, the Union Army commanded by General William T. Sherman fought the Confederate Army commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston here at the village of Resaca early in the Campaign for Atlanta. The battle took place between the 13th to 15th of May 1864. Only a portion of the battlefield is preserved within the park; however, you may also visit related sites in Resaca such as Fort Wayne and the Resaca Confederate Cemetery. Additional portions of the battlefield are preserved by Gordon County but not open to the public except during special events.

The park's trails are marked on this map. Numerous interpretive trail waysides tell the story of the battle and include interpretive waysides for children. We hope you enjoy your visit. Please remember to be respectful of this hallowed ground.

Please Read and Obey These Park Rules
1. Do not walk or climb on earthworks or trenches.
2. Keep all pets on a leash.
3. Metal detectors are not allowed on any federal or state property. Do not remove any artifacts from this battlefield.
4. Motorized vehicles,
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horses, and bicycles are not allowed off roadway or on the trails.
5. No camping or campfires.
6. Area is closed to public at dark.
7. Please do not litter - carry out what you carry in.
8. Park open at posted dates and times.
9. Report any damage to historic resources to 911.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 35.205′ N, 84° 57.306′ W. Marker is in Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker can be reached from Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136). Marker is at the south Red Battlefield Trailhead along the entrance road to Resaca Battlefield State 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. A different marker also named Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site (here, next to this marker); Civil War Fighting Men (a few steps from this marker); Why Fight at Resaca? (a few steps from this marker); Resaca's Confederate Cemetery / Resaca's Fort Wayne (within shouting distance of this marker); South Toward Atlanta (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dancers in the Red Clay Minuet (approx. 0.4 miles away); Logan's XV Corps to the South
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); How to Tell the Yankees from the Rebels! (approx. half a mile 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 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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May. 14, 2021