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Taylorsville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
1. The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro Marker
Inscription. May 23-24, 1864: The 4th, 20th & two divisions of the 14th corps [US] converged here, from Etowah River crossings at Island Ford, Gillemís & Milamís bridges, & moved S.E. up the valley of Raccoon Cr. to Burnt Hickory P.O. (Huntsville).

The Army of the Ohio (23d A.C. & Stonemanís Cavalry) [US], crossing at Milamís, moved E. & S. to Burnt Hickory, via Slighís Mill.

These troops composed center & left of Shermanís advance to New Hope Church.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 6.207′ N, 84° 55.017′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Taff Road 0.1 miles south of Rockmart Highway (Georgia Route 113), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is off a spur of Taff Road, in the yard of the Stilesboro Academy, built in 1859. Marker is in this post office area: Taylorsville GA 30178, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raccoon Creek (approx. 1.9 miles away); Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge
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By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
2. The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Milam's Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Black Pioneers Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Etowah Valley Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sligh's Mill, Pottery & Tanyard (approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Macedonia Church Organized 1847 (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker originally stood at the northeast corner of Ga Highway 113 (Rockmart Highway) and Old Stilesboro Road. It was moved to its present location prior to the widening of that intersection.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
3. The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro Marker
Looking north on Taff Road (right) toward Georgia Highway 113 and the old town of Stilesboro beyond. The towers of Georgia Power's Plant Bowen, the largest coal-fired electricity generating plant in the U.S., can be seen through the trees.
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By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
4. The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro Marker
The Stilesboro Academy (c. 1859) is in the background.
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By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
5. The Stilesboro Academy
The Stilesboro Academy was built in 1859. Supposedly General Sherman refused to burn the building in 1864 because the inscription "Deo ac Patrae" (For God and Country) was painted on the wall of the auditorium.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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