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Near Aragon in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McPherson’s March to Dallas

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
1. McPherson’s March to Dallas Marker
Inscription. May 23, 1864. The Army of the Tennessee [US], consisting of Logan’s 15th & Dodge’s 16th A.C., crossed the Etowah River at Woolley's Bridge & by Old Macedonia Church & roads not now existing, reached this, the intersection with the Old Alabama Rd., 7.5 mi. W. of Stilesboro.

Keeping W. of Euharlee Creek, the troops continued S.W. to a creek crossing at (the present) Aragon, in Polk County.

These troops (right wing of Sherman’s army) [US], were moving to Dallas, in Paulding County, to out-flank Johnston’s army [CS] at Allatoona.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 115-1B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 4.628′ N, 85° 2.185′ W. Marker was near Aragon, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker was at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Sewell Road, on the left on Taylorsville Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Aragon GA 30104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring (approx. 2.5 miles away); Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown
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By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
2. McPherson’s March to Dallas Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Van Wert Polk County (approx. 6 miles away); The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro (approx. 7.1 miles away); Old Macedonia Church Organized 1847 (approx. 7.5 miles away); Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 7.5 miles away); Black Pioneers Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aragon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McPherson’s March to Dallas Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
3. McPherson’s March to Dallas Marker
The Taylorsville-Aragon Road; Aragon is to the west (right) and Taylorsville to the east (left).
McPherson’s March to Dallas Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
4. McPherson’s March to Dallas Marker
Looking north on Sewell Road from the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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