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

Battle of Resaca

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Battle of Resaca Marker
Inscription. May 14, 1864: The 20th Corps was shifted from Camp Creek Valley, 0.5 mi. W. & aligned across rd.~ the 2d & 3d Divs. in reserve; the 1st Div. prolonging Stanley’s Div. (4th A.C.) to the State R.R., east.

May 15: Butterfield’s (3d) & Geary’s (2d) Divs. of 20th A.C. astride rd., moved in assault on Hood’s line 0.7 mi. S. in an attempt to break through.

Butterfield, W. of the rd. led off, followed by Geary, E. of the rd., 6 brigades in all. They failed to break Hood’s line, but seized & removed the 4 guns of Corput’s Cherokee Battery.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 37.377′ N, 84° 57.016′ W. Marker is in Pratersville, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Bert Lance Highway (U.S. 41) and East Nance Spring Road, on the right when traveling north on Bert Lance Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Resaca GA 30735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. half a mile away); R.R. Wood Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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