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Allatoona in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federal Trenches

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 11, 2008
1. Federal Trenches Marker
Inscription.  

During the night of October 4, Federal troops anxiously awaited in their defenses for the attack they knew would come.

Harvey M. Trimble at the 93rd Illinois Regiment recalled:

"That night the command slept under arms. All knew that the morning revile would be sounded with muskets on the picket line, and that before the setting of another sun many would fall to that sleep from whence no revile nor sound of bugle could ever call them again to arms and to battle. And yet, they slept!"

During the battle these trenches were manned by troops of the 4th Minnesota Infantry Regiment who repulsed Confederate troops of the 35th and 39th Mississippi Regiments of Brigadier General Claudius Sears' brigade.
 
Erected by Georgia State Parks & Historical Sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is October 4.
 
Location. 34° 7.023′ N, 84° 42.883′ W. Marker is in Allatoona, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Old Alltatoona Road SE 0.4 miles
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 11, 2008
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north of Allatoona Landing Road SE, on the right when traveling north. Located on the Battle of Allatoona Pass Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 Old Allatoona Road SE, Cartersville GA 30121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Eastern Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Service Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Crow's Nest (about 400 feet away); The Allatoona Mountain Range (about 500 feet away); 4th Minnesota Regimental Headquarters (about 600 feet away); The Deep Cut (about 600 feet away); The Foot Bridge (about 700 feet away); Grave of the Unknown Hero (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allatoona.
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 11, 2008
3. Federal Trenches
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By Brandon Fletcher, October 12, 2008
4. Federal Trenches
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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