Dallas in Paulding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of Dallas - Logan's Counterattack
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Brigadier General Frank C. Armstrong's Mississippi and Alabama dismounted cavalry brigade began the Confederate advance. They were joined by Brigadier General L. Sullivan "Sul" Ross's cavalry brigade of Texans. At 3-45 pm on the 28th Armstrong's men began moving west along this front. If they found Federal troops were still entrenched in strength they were to report that information to General Bate. The planned advance of three infantry brigades would then be cancelled. Armstrong's brigade approached skirmishers in Union Colonel Reuben Williams' Illinois and Indiana infantry brigade and three 10-pounder Parrott rifled cannon of the 1st Iowa Battery Light Artillery Regiment.
General Logan ordered more Federal infantry shifted to meet this threat. As the Confederates advanced further they encountered a much stronger Federal position on the eastern and southern brow of the hill. Captain Francis DeGress's four 20-pounder Parrot rifled cannon of Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Regiment, were placed along its summit. Confederate Lieutenant Colonel Frank A. Montgomery wrote, "...the enemy's battery [was] on the crest of the hill and in our immediate front. Just behind it were "strong works literally filled with soldiers, and it was impossible to hold what we had gained." More important, General Armstrong learned that Logan's 15th Corps was still entrenched and not withdrawing.
General Logan personally led the effort to recapture the three Federal cannon. Captain Wills wrote, "Logan came dashing up along our line, waved his hat and told the boys to give them hell, boys.' You should have heard them cheer him." Logan met the 6th Iowa Infantry Regiment of Colonel Charles Walcutt's brigade in Brigadier
Erected by the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (Marker Number 17.)
Location. 33° 54.422′ N, 84° 49.726′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker can be reached from Jimmy Campbell Parkway 0.3 miles east of Academy Drive. Touch for map. Located at the back of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, next to the Paulding Chamber Trailhead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Jimmy Campbell Parkway, Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rt. of Federal Line May 26 -June 1, 1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Line (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Line The Orphan Brigade at Dallas (approx. 0.9 miles away); Left of the Confederate Line (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dallas (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dallas - New Hope Line (approx. 1.3 miles away); Paulding County (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
Also see . . . The Battle of Dallas: “The Massacre of Noble Men”. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.