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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richard Peters Plantation

 
 
Richard Peters Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Richard Peters Plantation Marker
Inscription. May 16, 1864 Williams’ 1st & Geary’s 2d divs., 20th A. C. [US], crossed the Coosawattee at McClure’s Ferry near Pine Chapel, & night of the 17th, reached this cross-roads -- Buschbeck’s brigade of Geary’s div. camping on the Peters plantation.

These troops, together with the 4th & 14th Corps [US] on the Atlanta road 1 mile W., were of the Army of the Cumberland & center of Sherman’s advance S. from two days of battle at Resaca.

The 4th & 14th Corps marched to Kingston; the 20th, to Cassville.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.817′ N, 84° 55.767′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Belmont Drive and Peters Street, on the right when traveling west on East Belmont Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon County (approx. 2 miles away); The Calhoun Depot (approx. 2 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864.
Richard Peters Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Richard Peters Plantation Marker
Looking northeast on E. Belmont Drive
(approx. 2 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 2.2 miles away); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oothcaloga Mission (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Liberty Church Grounds (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally located at the southeast corner of this intersection. In the 1980s it was moved 1/2 mile east. It has very recently been returned to the intersection where it had originally been erected (although to a different corner).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Richard Peters Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Richard Peters Plantation Marker
Looking southwest on E. Belmont Drive at the crossroad with Peters Street
Richard Peters Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
4. Richard Peters Plantation Marker
The marker in its new location is in the foreground; the monopole, on which the marker originally stood, is visible next to the stop sign at the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,967 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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