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Near 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.  Approximately 160,000 men participated in the Battle of Resaca. It is impossible to list all of these men individually. Presented here are the Orders of Battle for both sides. Each list shows the names of units down to regiments (size below brigade unless otherwise noted as battery or battalion). You can find most units on the battle map shown below. Exceptions include cavalry units that ranged around Resaca during the battle and other support troops. As a gauge of size, most Union regiments consisted of from 800 to 1,000 men. By 1864, most Confederate units were smaller, about 600 to 800 men, and many had been combined.

Union regiments numbered about 328 at the Battle of Resaca — Confederate regiments about 257. None were at full strength; yet, this battlefield was crowded with men fighting for their cause. Those killed numbered about 6,000. Wounded numbered over 30,000. Those pictured on this panel are believed to have fought at Resaca. Some died on this battlefield.
 
Erected by Georgia Department of Natural Resources - State Parks and Historic Sites.
 
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Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
2. Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site Marker Detail
Battle map.
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listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 35.207′ N, 84° 57.309′ W. Marker is near Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker can be reached from Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136). Marker is at southern Red Battlefield Trailhead along 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 (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.
 
Also see . . .  Order of Battle Marker Details. Photo bucket of 10 images from marker detailing the order of battle at Resaca. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
3. Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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