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Near Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Battle of Lay's Ferry

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By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
1. Battle of Lay's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  May 14, 1864. A contingent from Sweeny´s (2d) div., 16th A.C. [US] made a crossing here in pontoon boats, but on a rumor of Confederate crossings upstream, it withdrew.

May 15. The division, supported by Welker´s Artillery [US], crossed in force & deployed to meet the immediate attack by Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker´s div., Hardee´s A.C. [CS], in the area between the George W. Frix house & the Oostanaula River.

This Federal move on the Confederate left & rear forced Johnston [CS] to evacuate his lines at Resaca.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 31.005′ N, 84° 59.418′ W. Marker is near Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Herrington Bend Road and Hunt Road, on the left when traveling north on Herrington Bend Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
2. Battle of Lay's Ferry Marker
Hunt Road is to the left; Herrington Bend Road proceeds straight ahead toward the site of Lay's Ferry.
flies. Lay’s Ferry (approx. 1˝ miles away); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Calhoun Depot (approx. 2.3 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gordon County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
Regarding Battle of Lay's Ferry. The site of Lay's Ferry is off the end of Herrington Bend Road, and is no longer accessible.
Additional comments.
1. Moses Caudle
My family, as many family's had relation on both sides of Civil War. My Great Uncle Moses Caudle was killed at Lay's Ferry on May 14, 1864. Moses Caudle was in the 66th Illinois Infantry, Company I, Union Side. I have read that Moses was the only one from his unit that was killed that day. My relation have never been able to find out where he was buried. We assume he may be buried with the unknown. If anyone knows where he is buried, let me know. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 16, 2012, by Louis L. Caudle of Spring Grove, Illinois.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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