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Near Emerson in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Allatoona

October 5, 1864

 
 
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. Battle of Allatoona Marker
Inscription. Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, Army of Tenn. [CS], while enroute N. from Palmetto, Ga., sent Lt. Gen. A.P. Stewart´s Corps to destroy the State R.R. from Big Shanty to the Etowah River. Stewart seized Big Shanty and Acworth on the 3d, and French´s Div. was sent on the 4th, to capture Allatoona. Daylight, the 5th, French [CS] deployed his troops around the Federal garrison, commanded by Gen. John M. Corse [US], posted on high ground E., and W. of the rock cut.
 
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 008-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 6.536′ N, 84° 42.701′ W. Marker is near Emerson, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Allatoona Road and Allatoona Landing Road, on the left when traveling south on Old Allatoona Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at the entrance to a marina. Marker is in this post office area: Emerson GA 30137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Allatoona (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Allatoona Pass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Demand For Surrender
Battle of Allatoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. Battle of Allatoona Marker
The levee for Lake Allatoona, which now covers some of the battlefield, can be seen in the background.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Memorial Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Iowa (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allatoona Pass (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Allatoona (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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