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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Davisí March to Rome

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Davisí March to Rome Marker
Inscription.  May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davisí div. (14th A.C.) [US] left Sugar Valley via roads west of the Oostanaula River to outflank Johnstonís forces [CS] retreating from Resaca.

Davis had been informed that Farmerís Bridge on Armuchee Cr. was an Oostanaula crossing. Learning otherwise at Floyd Springs, he reported same to Thomas, who ordered Davis to return to Layís Ferry; instead, Davis kept on toward Rome, reaching DeSoto Hill, May 17.

The river was crossed under fire, May 18, & the Federals occupied Rome where they remained until May 24, when their march to Dallas, Paulding County began.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-6.)
 
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 16, 1836.
 
Location. 34° 15.687′ N, 85° 9.975′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Reservoir Drive 0 miles east of Dogwood Drive, on the left when traveling
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Davisí March to Rome Marker
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east. The marker is at the edge of the parking lot for the Rome Visitors' Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frenchís Div. at Rome (here, next to this marker); Federal Occupation of Rome (here, next to this marker); De Soto In Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral John Henry Towers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Floyd County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Davisí March to Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Davisí March to Rome Marker
The marker stands with two others at the edge of the parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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