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

Federal Fort

 
 
Federal Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 30, 2008
1. Federal Fort Marker
Inscription. Atop the hill to the east was a fort that protected the river bridge, part of the rail line which enabled Sherman to supply his army during the Atlanta Campaign. The rail line has been moved downstream, but piers in the river mark the site of the bridge in 1864. Troops here passed much time in swimming, hiking, picking berries, and they played baseball in the field to the west -- doubtless some of the first games in this section.

Often the men went out seeking food, and sometimes were fired upon or captured. There was no major battle in the fort area.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 008-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.216′ N, 84° 46.387′ W. Marker is near Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) and Old River Road, on the right when traveling north on Joe Frank Harris Parkway. Touch for map. Located at the exit ramp off Highway 41 to GA 293, on the north bank of the Etowah River. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Federal Fort Marker looking south (US 41 to right; Ga 293 to left) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 30, 2008
2. Federal Fort Marker looking south (US 41 to right; Ga 293 to left)
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Etowah (approx. mile away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. mile away); Amos T. Akerman (approx. 1.2 miles away); Friendship Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tribute on Monument / 38 Names on Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Private First Class Jerry Wayne Gentry (approx. 1.5 miles away); God Bless America (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Bartow County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Old Bridge Piers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, circa 1993
3. Old Bridge Piers
Hill Overlooking the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, circa 1993
4. Hill Overlooking the Bridge
The fort was placed on the high ground now occupied by signal towers. Several more towers have been placed since this photo was taken.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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