“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Adairsville in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Oothcaloga Valley

Oothcaloga Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Oothcaloga Valley Marker
Inscription. During the advance of Sherman's forces S. from Resaca, May 16-17, 1864, the (US) 4th, followed by the 14th Corps, marched by this and nearby roads, pursuing Johnston`s forces (CS) which had evacuated Resaca the night before. Newton's Div., leading 4th Corps (US) was aligned across the road, his right on hill to the west. A spirited rear-guard action followed, in which Francis T. Sherman's Brigade assaulted detachments of Cheatham's Div. (CS) at the Saxon house, near the County Line.
Erected 1997 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 064-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 25.015′ N, 84° 56.148′ W. Marker is near Adairsville, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE (U.S. 41) and Taylor Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adairsville GA 30103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Robert C. Saxon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee Nation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original Site Adairsville — 1830ís (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major John Lewis (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oothcaloga Mission (was approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Historic Trimble House (approx. 3 miles away); Adairsville, Georgia (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Great Locomotive Chase (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adairsville.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 49 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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