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

Battle of Resaca, Georgia

May 14, 15, 1864

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
1. Battle of Resaca, Georgia Marker
Inscription.  
On May 14th, 15th, of 1864, this property played a major role in the outcome of the battle between General Joseph E. Johnston (CS) and Federal General William T. Sherman (US). This site had the second largest amount of causalities during the battle.

On May 14th, the CS forces attacked the weak Federal left flank but failed to exploit their advantage.

On May 15th, CS forces repeated the attack on the reinforced Federal left and failed after heavy causalities. During this time Federal forces attacked and captured the CS Cherokee four gun artillery battery.

During the night of May 15th, the Confederate army withdrew due to the danger of being cut off from retreat.

This site is being preserved with the help of a Federal grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service.

Thanks to the leadership of the Trust for Public Land, Gordon County and the Civil War Preservation Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 36.636′ N, 84° 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
2. Battle of Resaca Markers
Markers on north side of Chitwood Road NE
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57.065′ W. Marker is near Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Chitwood Road NE and U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east on Chitwood Road NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Battle of Resaca (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca, Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.3 miles away); 123rd New York Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Resaca Confederate Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Resaca.
 
Also see . . .
1. Resaca: Gordon County & Whitfield County, GA / May 13-15, 1864. American Battlefield Trust website entry (Submitted on September 15, 2021.) 

2. Friends of Resaca Battlefield. Organization website entry (Submitted on September 15, 2021.) 

3. Georgia Battlefields Association. Association website entry (Submitted on September 15, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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