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Polk’s March to Lost Mountain

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
1. Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker
Inscription.  June 4, 1864. The embattled forces of Gen. J. E. Johnston’s army, [CS] having confronted Sherman’s army [US] on the Dallas-New Hope Church front, since May 25, abandoned the position & shifted eastward because of Sherman’s movement back to the State R.R.

Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s corps [CS] held the center of Johnston’s line, at New Hope Church, & in the withdrawal E. from this sector marched by this road toward Lost Mountain, the imposing peak of which is visible from this marker.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 110-18.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is May 25, 1863.
 
Location. 33° 57.395′ N, 84° 47.414′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Hosiery Mill Road just east of Bobo Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located in a small park, with several other markers, adjacent to the parking lot of the New
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By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
2. Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker
Looking east, on Hosiery Mill Road (on the left), toward Lost Mountain
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Hope Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas GA 30132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of New Hope Church (a few steps from this marker); New Hope Church Phase of Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of New Hope Church (a few steps from this marker); The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); New Hope Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
3. Polk’s March to Lost Mountain Marker
The marker is at the far left of the small park adjoining the New Hope Baptist Church parking lot. Hosiery Mill Road is in the foreground, separating the parking lot from the park; Bobo Road is to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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