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

Federal Occupation of Rome

 
 
Federal Occupation of Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Federal Occupation of Rome Marker
Inscription.  May 18, 1864. Davis’ div., (14th A.C.) [US], moving from Resaca via W. bank of the Oostanaula, forced passage of the river against Confederate opposition & captured the city.

Davis’ seizure of Rome was incident to a move E. toward Kingston upon the flank of Johnston’s forces [CS] retreating from Resaca, but the military situation having changed by May 23, Davis column was diverted to Dallas in support of McPherson’s troops on that front.

Davis’ div. left Rome for Dallas (Paulding Co.) May 24 (via State Highway 101), camping that night at Peek’s Spring (Aragon, Polk County).
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-7.)
 
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 18, 1836.
 
Location. 34° 15.691′ N, 85° 9.976′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Reservoir Street, 0 miles east of Dogwood Drive, on the left when traveling east. The
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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. French’s Div. at Rome (here, next to this marker); Davis’ March to 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. 0.4 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.
 
Federal Occupation of Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Federal Occupation of Rome Marker
Federal Occupation of Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Federal Occupation of Rome Marker
The marker (foreground) 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 1,021 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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