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Dalton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hamilton House

 
 
Hamilton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Hamilton House Marker
Inscription. This brick house & the stone spring house in the low ground back of it, were built by John Hamilton about 1840.

During the Winter, 1863-1864, when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, occupied Dalton, Brig. Gen. J.H. Lewis of the celebrated `orphan Brigade`, of Kentucky, had h`dq`rs here -- his tent near the spring house.

The Army of Tennessee, under Gen. Bragg, withdrew from Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863, to Dalton, where Gen. Johnston succeeded to the command, Dec. 27. Outnumbered & outflanked, by Sherman`s forces, Johnston evacuated Dalton May 12-13, 1864.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 46.879′ N, 84° 58.32′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Chattanooga Avenue and Matilda Street, on the left when traveling north on Chattanooga Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Hamilton House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
2. Hamilton House and Marker
The Huff House (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Whitefield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tristam Dalton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph E. Johnston Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); African-American Soldiers in Combat (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Hamilton House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
3. Hamilton House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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