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Battle of New Hope Church Memorial

Confederate Victory

 

—May 25, 1864 —

 
Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (north) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
1. Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (north)
Inscription.
North side
In memory of the
Confederate soldiers
of the Army of
Tennessee who fought
and died here

Paulding County
West side
Confederate
Army of Tennessee
Hood's Army Corps
Maj Gen Alexander Stewart's Division Infantry
Escort Co A, 10th Confederate Cavalry
{List of units}

Federal
Army of the Cumberland
XX Army Corps

Maj Gen Joseph Hooker
Escort Co K, 15th IL Cavalry
Williams' First Div
{List of units}

Geary's Second Div
{List of units}

Butterfield's Third Div
{List of units}

South side
Dedicated May 25, 2014 by the
Gen William J. Hardee Camp #1397
Sons of Confederate Veterans
and patriotic citizens who
generously contributed during
the Sesquicentennial of
The War Between the States

East side
Battle of New Hope Church

On Wednesday, May 25, 1864 Federal Maj Gen Joseph Hooker’s XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland advanced southward to New Hope Church, crossing the bridge over Pumpkinvine Creek at Owen’s Mill 3 miles to the North

The 3 divisions of Hooker's Corps were formed into columns of brigades for the assault, with Williams first, followed by Butterfield’s, then Geary’s. About 5:00 p.m., the Federals began their advance against Confederate Maj Gen Alexander Stewart's Division of Lt Gen John B. Hood's Corps. Stewart’s three brigades were deployed
Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (west) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
2. Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (west)
from left to right with Stovall's GA Brigade (including Companies A and F of the 40th GA infantry from Paulding County) on the left in the cemetery. Clayton's AL Brigade was in the center, Bakers AL Brigade on the right, and Gibson’s LA Brigade held in reserve. To Stewart's Division left was Maj Gen Thomas Hindman’s Division, and to his right Maj Gen Carter Stevanson's Division.

Eldridge's Battalion of Confederate artillery consisted of Stanfords MS Battery, Fenner’s LA Battery and Oliver's Eufaula, AL Battery. The artillery delivered a devastating fire that quickly thinned the attacking Federals, who attacked without artillery support. As darkness fell, a thunderstorm struck and the battle ceased.

Gen Hooker reported 1,665 Federal casualties.
Confederate losses were about 450
 
Erected 2014 by the Gen William J Hardee Camp #1397 Sons of Confederate Veterans and patriotic citizens.
 
Location. 33° 57.36′ N, 84° 47.448′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Bobo Road south of Dallas Acworth Highway (Georgia Route 381), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Bobo Road, Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Church Phase of Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker);
Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (south) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
3. Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (south)
Battle of New Hope Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk’s March to Lost Mountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Hope Battlefield (about 500 feet away); The Worst Aircraft Disaster in Georgia History (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Also see . . .
1. Photos from the May, 2014 dedication of the memorial. (Submitted on June 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Battle of New Hope Church. (Submitted on June 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (east) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
4. Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (east)
Part of the battlefield near the Second Baptist Church of New Hope. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
5. Part of the battlefield near the Second Baptist Church of New Hope.
View of Confederate dug trenches on the New Hope Church Battlefield. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
6. View of Confederate dug trenches on the New Hope Church Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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