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Dallas in Paulding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Orphan Brigade at Dallas

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
1. The Orphan Brigade at Dallas Marker
Inscription. May 28, 1864. On ridge W., were the intrenched lines of the 1st div., 15th A.C. & the 2d div., 16th A.C. [US]; beyond ravine E., the lines of Bates div. of Hardee’s corps [CS].

Late afternoon, Lewis’ Ky. (Orphan) & Finley’s Florida brigades, [CS] made a desperate assault across the ravine & scaled the high ground W. - the Orphans in the advance - their losses, 51 per cent because of failure to receive orders to withdraw.

This futile attempt by the Ky. Orphans is one of the notable instances of heroism & disaster in the Atlanta Campaign.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historic Commission. (Marker Number 110-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 55.208′ N, 84° 49.765′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Merchants Drive (Georgia Route 6) 0.1 miles west of Hampton Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the U.S. Post Office. Merchants Drive (GA Highway 6) is the old US Highway 278 through the center of Dallas. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Merchants Drive, Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
2. The Orphan Brigade at Dallas Marker
Looking east on Merchants Drive (GA Highway 6) toward Dallas
are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dallas - New Hope Line (approx. half a mile away); Paulding County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Davis' Div. at Dallas (approx. one mile away); Rt. of Federal Line May 26 -June 1, 1864 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Left of the Confederate Line (approx. 2 miles away); Army of the Tenn. At Dallas (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Also see . . .  The Orphan Brigade. A history of the Orphan Brigade and origin of the name. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
3. The Orphan Brigade at Dallas Marker
Looking east on Merchants Drive toward Powder Springs
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By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
4. The Orphan Brigade at Dallas Marker
The marker in front of the U.S. Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,318 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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