Allatoona in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Eastern Redoubt
The eastern redoubt was constructed with six-foot tall earth parapets and a six-foot deep ditch surrounding the fort on all sides. Gun embrasures allowed cannon to be fired at the enemy from this defensive position. Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Tourtellotte, the redoubt was manned by the 4th Minnesota Regiment, two companies of the 57th Illinois Regiment, a detachment of 15 men from the 5th Ohio Cavalry, and equipped with two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles and one 12 lb. Napoleon cannon from the 12th Wisconsin Artillery Battery.
Lieutenant Colonel Tourtellotte was wounded during the battle. Artillery commander Lieutenant Marcus Amsden, also inside this redoubt, was wounded in the knee and later died from complications.
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Location. 34° 6.999′ N, 84° 42.854′ W. Marker is in Allatoona, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Old Alltatoona Road SE 0.4 miles north of Allatoona Landing Road SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Battle of Allatoona Pass Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 Old Allatoona Road SE, Cartersville GA 30121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Federal Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crow's Nest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Service Road (about 300 feet away); The Allatoona Mountain Range (about 400 feet away); 4th Minnesota Regimental Headquarters (about 500 feet away); The Deep Cut (about 700 feet away); Iowa (about 800 feet away); The Foot Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allatoona.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 290 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.