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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federal Occupation of Rome

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Federal Occupation of Rome Marker
Inscription. May 18, 1864. Davis’ div., (14th A.C.) [US], moving from Resaca via W. bank of the Oostanaula, forced passage of the river against Confederate opposition & captured the city.

Davis’ seizure of Rome was incident to a move E. toward Kingston upon the flank of Johnston’s forces [CS] retreating from Resaca, but the military situation having changed by May 23, Davis column was diverted to Dallas in support of McPherson’s troops on that front.

Davis’ div. left Rome for Dallas (Paulding Co.) May 24 (via State Highway 101), camping that night at Peek’s Spring (Aragon, Polk County).
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 15.691′ N, 85° 9.976′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Reservoir Street 0 miles east of Dogwood Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is at the edge of the parking lot for the Rome Visitors' Center. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. French’s Div. at Rome (here,
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Federal Occupation of Rome Marker
next to this marker); Davis’ March to Rome (here, next to this marker); De Soto In Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Floyd County (approx. half a mile away); Opera Alley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (approx. one mile away); Georgia’s Paul Revere (approx. one mile away); Chieftains (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Federal Occupation of Rome Marker
The marker (foreground) stands with two others at the edge of the parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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