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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. After artillery firing and repeated assaults by French´s troops, [CS] the Federals made a final stand in the star fort W. of rock cut. Failing to dislodge the defenders, French retreated to New Hope Church in Paulding County.

French´s division consisted of Young´s, Cockrell´s, & Sear´s Brigades, [CS] 3,276; losses 799. Corse´s command: Alexander´s & Rowett´s Brigades, [US] 2137; losses, 706.

This battle inspired the gospel hymn, "Hold the fort for I am coming".
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 6.853′ N, 84° 42.937′ W. Marker is near Emerson, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Old Allatoona Road 0.2 miles north of Allatoona Landing Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is opposite the Clayton House, a landmark of the battle. It is at the edge of the old railroad bed through the rock cut, now a Federally owned trail. 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. Welcome to Allatoona Pass Battlefield (here,
Battle of Allatoona and Allatoona Pass Markers image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. Battle of Allatoona and Allatoona Pass Markers
The road behind the markers is the old railroad bed, now a Federal trail. The deep cut or rock cut is to the left (west) in this photo. The levee for Lake Allatoona is on the other side of the road.
next to this marker); Allatoona Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Wartime Allatoona (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Allatoona Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Demand For Surrender (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Inside the Star Fort (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Battle of Allatoona Marker can be seen on the right. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
3. Battle of Allatoona Marker can be seen on the right.
The Old Allatoona Road curves to the left, past the Mooney Cottage. The Clayton House, a major landmark of the battle, is just to the left of this photo.
The Clayton House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
4. The Clayton House
The Clayton House, a major landmark on the battlefield, faces the Battle of Allatoona marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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