Near Resaca in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Harlan’s Cross Roads
Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield’s Headquarters, May 16, 1864
Hovey’s 1st and Judah’s 2d divs. of Sheffield’s 23 A.C. [US], enroute from Resaca battlefield crossed the Conasauga river at Fite's Fy. intending to pass the Coosawattee at McClure’s Ferry, 1.25 mi. east of here.
But the 20th A.C. [US], diverted from Newtown ferry by Gen. Hooker got ahead of Schofield & crossed at McClure’s. This forced Schofield’s 2 divs. 2 mi. S.E. to Field’s Fy.
Cox’s (3d) div. [US] crossed the Conasauga near Tilton, and via Holley, marched to Fields Fy.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 34° 34.849′ N, 84° 52.776′ W. Marker is near Resaca, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Chatsworth Highway (Georgia Route 225) and West Pine Chapel Road, on the right when traveling north on Chatsworth Highway. 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 McClure’s Ferry (approx. one mile away); Field's Mill & Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); New Echota Ferry (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hicks/McCoy House Sites (approx. 3.2 miles away); New Echota (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 3.3 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cherokee Indian Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.