Near Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Allatoona
French found Corse with 2,000 men entrenched on the ridge guarding military stores, and with his 3,000 he attacked on October 5, 1864. The fight was costly but indecisive. French lost 799, Corse 706 men. French, not risking an all-out attack, withdrew before aid reached Corse.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-41.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 9.92′ N, 84° 43.8′ W. Marker is near Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed road one mile south of Georgia Route 20 Spur. Touch for map. The marker is at the overlook above the Allatoona Dam, at the end of a walking trail leading from the US Corps of Engineers Allatoona Dam Resource Manager's Office. The Resource Manager's office is at the end of a park road which leads south from the end of Georgia Highway 20 Spur. This road is four miles from
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Etowah and the War (a few steps from this marker); Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Fort (approx. 2.6 miles away); Etowah (approx. 2.7 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Emerson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Federal Trenches (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Crow's Nest (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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