Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lay’s or Tanner’s Ferry, Oostanaula River, was 1.5 mi., S. W. of this point ~ access road thereto no longer existing.
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.)
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 month for this entry is May 1782.
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 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 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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.
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