Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
May 14, 1864, Sweeny’s (2d) div. 16th A. C. [US] moved to Lay’s Ferry & effected crossing by one brigade but a false rumor of Confederate crossings above caused the Federals to withdraw to this side.
May 15, Sweeny’s div. made the crossing. He was at once assailed by Walker’s div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] ~ an affair known as the battle of Lay’s Ferry. This move on Johnston’s left rear caused him to abandon position at Resaca & retreat South.
Erected 1960 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 32.062′ N, 84° 58.58′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 Connector Road and Hall Memorial Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 136. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 1˝ miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 2˝ miles away); Battle of Resaca (approx. 2˝ miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Calhoun Depot (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Calhoun Depot (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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