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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gordon County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Gordon County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Gordon County, GA (75) Bartow County, GA (129) Cherokee County, GA (8) Floyd County, GA (43) Gilmer County, GA (9) Murray County, GA (24) Pickens County, GA (11) Walker County, GA (371) Whitfield County, GA (85)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  FloydCounty(43) Floyd County (43)  GilmerCounty(9) Gilmer County (9)  MurrayCounty(24) Murray County (24)  PickensCounty(11) Pickens County (11)  WalkerCounty(371) Walker County (371)  WhitfieldCounty(85) Whitfield County (85)
Calhoun is the county seat for Gordon County
Adjacent to Gordon County, Georgia
      Bartow County (129)  
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Floyd County (43)  
      Gilmer County (9)  
      Murray County (24)  
      Pickens County (11)  
      Walker County (371)  
      Whitfield County (85)  
 
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1Georgia, Gordon County, Adairsville — 064-32 — Cherokee Nation
Near Interstate 75, 3 miles north of Georgia Route 140.
During the early 1800’s, northern Georgia was heart of the sovereign, independent Cherokee Indian Nation. By this time Cherokee were the most progressive Indian tribe in North America. In 1821, they became the first American Indians with a written . . . Map (db m11567) HM
2Georgia, Gordon County, Adairsville — 064-1 — Oothcaloga Valley
On Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE (U.S. 41) at Taylor Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE. Reported missing.
During the advance of Sherman's forces S. from Resaca, May 16-17, 1864, the (US) 4th, followed by the 14th Corps, marched by this and nearby roads, pursuing Johnston`s forces (CS) which had evacuated Resaca the night before. Newton's Div., leading . . . Map (db m180360) HM
3Georgia, Gordon County, Adairsville — 064-2 — Site of the Robert C. Saxon House
On Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) at Miller Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south on Joe Frank Harris Parkway.
Otherwise known as the Octagon or Gravel House ~ an eight~sided stone residence, built in 1856, on the knoll east of here. May 17, 1864, a rear guard action between Cheatham’s Div., Hardee’s A. C. and Newton’s 2d Div., 4th A. C. was fought along . . . Map (db m11056) HM
4Georgia, Gordon County, Angelville — 064-21 — Harlan’s Cross RoadsMaj. Gen. John M. Schofield’s Headquarters, May 16, 1864
On Chatsworth Highway (Georgia Route 225) at West Pine Chapel Road, on the right when traveling north on Chatsworth Highway.
Hovey’s 1st and Judah’s 2d divs. of Sheffield’s 23 A.C. [US], enroute from Resaca battlefield crossed the Conasauga river at Fite's Fy. intending to pass the Coosawattee at McClure’s Ferry, 1.25 mi. east of here. But the 20th A.C. [US], diverted . . . Map (db m196877) HM
5Georgia, Gordon County, Audubon — 064-23 — Field's Mill & Ferry
On Owens Gin Rd NE, on the right when traveling south.
May 16, 1864. Butterfield's (3rd) div. 20th A.C., (US) instead of crossing at McClure's Ferry 2mi. downstream, sought to gain time by moving to Field's -- reaching here 11 P.M. Not until noon of the 17th was it across. Schofield, prevented . . . Map (db m16291) HM
6Georgia, Gordon County, Blackwood — 064-28 — Oothcaloga Mission←—«
On Belwood Road, 1.6 miles south of Georgia Route 53, on the left when traveling south. Reported missing.
The two-story portion of this house was the Oothcaloga Moravian Mission Station, serving this region of the Cherokee Nation from 1822 until 1833. John Gambold, whose grave lies 100 yards east, was first missionary here. Built in 1821 by . . . Map (db m60002) HM
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7Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-19 — Battle of Lay's Ferry
On Herrington Bend Road at Hunt Road, on the left when traveling north on Herrington Bend Road.
May 14, 1864. A contingent from Sweeny's (2d) div., 16th A.C. [US] made a crossing here in pontoon boats, but on a rumor of Confederate crossings upstream, it withdrew. May 15. The division, supported by Welker's Artillery [US], crossed in force . . . Map (db m13865) HM
8Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 15 — Calhoun DepotThe War Years - 1861 - 1865 — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
On South King Street at Court Street (Georgia Route 136), on the right when traveling north on South King Street.
The present depot at Calhoun, Georgia, originally called Oothcalooga Station, opened about 1853 and served passengers and commerce for over a century. During the 1840's, Irish immigrants had constructed the Western & Atlantic Railroad tying . . . Map (db m142934) HM
9Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Calhoun War Memorial
On North Wall Street (U.S. 41) at Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225), on the left when traveling south on North Wall Street.
(north face) Calhoun (west face) Confederate Memorial Battle of Resaca fought near here May 14 and 15, 1864 (east face) Calhoun Honors Her World War Heroes 1917—1918 (south . . . Map (db m87048) WM
10Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-16 — Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864.
On North Wall Street (U.S. 41) at Harlan Street, on the right when traveling south on North Wall Street.
Gen. J.E Johnston’s three Corps, [CS] after 2 days of battle at Resaca -- outflanked by superior Federal forces -- withdrew S. Hood’s Corps marched by a road 1 mile E.; Polk’s & Hardee’s on direct road to Calhoun -- Polk continued to Adairsville. . . . Map (db m19279) HM
11Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Cherokee Indian Memorial
Near Georgia Route 225, 0.5 miles east of Newtown Church Road NE, on the right when traveling east.
Erected in honor of the Cherokee Nation by the United States Government in 1931 on the site of New Echota, last capital of the Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River. The Cherokee Nation, composed of twenty thousand people, occupied . . . Map (db m65817) HM
12Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-14 — Gordon County
On North Court Street just east of North Wall Street (Georgia Route 41), on the right when traveling east.
This county was named for William Washington Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered the practice of law and was a pioneer in the railroad field in this State. He was the founder and first . . . Map (db m19295) HM
13Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchErected 1860
On Liberty Road, 0.1 miles east of Georgia Route 53, on the left when traveling east.
Circuit Riders 1847-1853 Formally established 18 October 1853 1st Painted Church in Northwest Georgia Only Church Where Union and Confederates Worshipped Together in Same Service During the War – April 1864 Union Field . . . Map (db m60026) HM
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14Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Historic Site in JournalismThe Cherokee Phoenix
Near Georgia Route 225, 0.5 miles Newtown Church Road NE, on the right when traveling east.
The Cherokee Nation of Indians established the first Indian-language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, on this site in 1828. Edited by Cherokee Elias Boudinot and later by Elijah Hicks, the Cherokee Phoenix was printed bi-lingually in the . . . Map (db m65819) HM
15Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-18 — Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson
On Oothcalooga Street (Georgia Route 53) 0 miles west of Chrest Drive, on the left when traveling west.
May 16, 1864, Walker's div. of Hardee's A.C. [CS], having delayed McPherson's troops (15th & 16th A.C.) [US], at Lay's Ferry ( 3.25 mi. N.W.) the day before, was joined here by 2 division ~ Bate's and Cleburne's [CS]. Deploying on both sides of . . . Map (db m13919) HM
16Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-12 — Lay’s Ferry
On Georgia Route 136 Connector Road at Hall Memorial Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 136.
Lay’s or Tanner’s Ferry, Oostanaula River, was 1.5 mi., S. W. of this point ~ access road thereto no longer existing. May 14, 1864, Sweeny’s (2d) div. 16th A. C. [US] moved to Lay’s Ferry & effected crossing by one brigade but a false rumor . . . Map (db m57575) HM
17Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Liberty Church Grounds
On Liberty Road, 0.1 miles east of Georgia Route 53, on the left when traveling east.
In May 1864, while on its way to Kennesaw and Atlanta Campaigns, the Army of the North seiged Liberty Church and grounds for use as a field hospital. During the occupation numerous soldiers suffered the trauma of amputation. These body parts . . . Map (db m60027) HM
18Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-29 — New EchotaCherokee National Capital
Near Chatsworth Highway/Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225) 1 mile east of Interstate 75.
The sprawling town of New Town which had stood here since 1819 was designated the seat of government for the Cherokee Nation in a legislative act of 1825 and it was renamed New Echota for a former principal town in Tennessee. In its short history . . . Map (db m67572) HM
19Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-30 — New Echota Cemetery
On Newtown Church Road, 0.1 miles north of Newtown Creek Road, on the left when traveling north.
On the hilltop, 100 yards to the south, is the cemetery for the village of New Echota. The marked graves are those of Pathkiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation until his death in 1827 and a colonel in Morgan's regiment in the War of 1812, . . . Map (db m11570) HM
20Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-31 — New Echota Ferry
On Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225) 0.6 miles east of Newtown Church Road, on the right when traveling east.
The head of the Oostanaula River is formed 200 yards northeast by the confluence of the Coosawattee and the Conasauga Rivers. The passage of travelers and freight along the Tennessee Road was served at this point by a ferry operated by the . . . Map (db m11057) HM
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21Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-25 — Richard Peters Plantation
On East Belmont Drive at Peters Street, on the right when traveling west on East Belmont Drive.
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. . . . Map (db m30560) HM
22Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-34 — Roland HayesJune 3, 1887 - January 1, 1977
On Oothcalooga Street at South Fair Street, on the right when traveling east on Oothcalooga Street.
Roland Hayes, the first internationally renowned African-American classical singer was born in Gordon County and performed at this site, the former Calhoun High Auditorium. Hayes opened doors for African - American concert and opera performers and . . . Map (db m13916) HM
23Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Sequoyah
On North Wall Street (U.S. 41) at Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225), on the left when traveling south on North Wall Street.
Originator of the Cherokee Indian alphabet. Two miles east of this spot is New Echota, the last Indian capital in Georgia, where Sequoyah lived. Here was published the "Cherokee Phoenix," only newspaper edited in an Indian language. . . . Map (db m87047) HM
24Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — The Calhoun Depot
Near South King Street at Oothcalooga Street, on the right when traveling north.
Constructed in 1847 by the Western & Atlantic Rail Road Purchased by the City of Calhoun 1990 Roof Donation by the Calhoun Woman's Club 1991 Renovated by the City of Calhoun 1996/97 Construction Project Manager Councilman . . . Map (db m87057)
25Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — 064-33 — Trail of Tears
Near Chatsworth Highway/Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225).
The New Echota Treaty of 1835 relinquished Cherokee Indian claims to lands east of the Mississippi River. The majority of the Cherokee people considered the treaty fraudulent and refused to leave their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, North . . . Map (db m10051) HM
26Georgia, Gordon County, Cash — 064-24 — Big Spring
On Dews Pond Road (Georgia Route 373) 0 miles west of Cash Road, on the right when traveling west.
May 17, 1864: Butterfield's (3d) div., 20th A.C [US], marched this way from Field’s Mill, Coosawattee River, enroute to Kingston & camped at the Smith farm 2 ½ miles N. of Mosteller’s Mills. May 18: Schofield's 23d A.C [US], marching from . . . Map (db m19284) HM
27Georgia, Gordon County, New Echota — Hicks/McCoy House Sites
Near Chatsworth Highway (Georgia Route 225) 0.4 miles east of Newtown Church Road NE, on the right when traveling east.
Two Cherokee families headed by Elijah Hicks and Alexander McCoy were among the first residents of New Echota. Both families were already living here when New Echota became the capital in 1825. Their farms once included most of what is now the golf . . . Map (db m161553) HM
28Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 103rd O.V.I.
Near Resaca Lafayette Road NW (Georgia Route 136) at Worley Road, on the right when traveling west.
103rd O.V.I. 2nd Brig 3rd Div 23rd A.C. May 14, 1864.Map (db m206401) HM
29Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 123rd New York InfantryThe Washington County Regiment — Col. Archibald L. McDougall, Commanding —
On Chitwood Road NE, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 41, on the right when traveling east.
On May 14th, 1864, at 5:30 a.m., the regiment moved with the brigade to a reserve position behind the 20th Corps during the heavy fighting on the west side of the battlefield. At 4:00 p.m., moved with the division at the double-quick to the north . . . Map (db m170951) HM WM
30Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 28th Ga. Co. G, Freeman's Guard
On Taylor Ridge Road south of Nicklesville Road NE (Georgia Route 136), on the right when traveling south.
(front) 28th Ga. Co. G Freeman's Guard Then wave the sword and banner high And louder raise the battle-cry Till shouts of victory reach the sky And thou art free, my Georgia. -C.B Sinclair (rear) In loving tribute, . . . Map (db m206359) WM
31Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Atlanta CampaignResaca — May 13-15, 1864 —
On Battlefield Parkway (U.S. 41) at Confederate Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north on Battlefield Parkway.
National Historic Site Atlanta Campaign Resaca May 13-15, 1864 In this vicinity the Confederate lines North and West of Resaca held firm against Federal attack. Sherman then executed a successful flank movement to the west and south around . . . Map (db m44790) HM
32Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-10 — Battle of ResacaMay 14-15, 1864
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
May 13, 1864. Gen. J. E Johnston's forces [CSA] withdrew from Dalton to Resaca, having been outflanked by Federal forces moving via Snake Creek Gap, 7mi. N. W. Aligned upon hills, N & W of here, the Confederates withstood repeated Fed. assaults . . . Map (db m170962) HM
33Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-11 — Battle of Resaca
On U.S. 41 at Resaca Beach Boulevard (Georgia Route 136), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 41.
May 16, 1864. Johnston's forces (CS) withdrew from Resaca via pontoon, R. R. & trestle bridges over the Oostanaula River. The 4th & two divs. Of the 14th Corps (US) rebuilt 2 bridges which had been burned & followed the retreating Confederates . . . Map (db m11551) HM
34Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-13 — Battle of Resaca
On Fain Brown Road NW at Resaca-Lafayette Road NW (Georgia Route 136), on the left when traveling north on Fain Brown Road NW.
May 13, 1864. The 15th and the 16th A.C. (US) deployed astride road on ridges W. of those next to and this side of Camp Creek, where Polk's Corps (CS) was posted. May 14: The 15th and the 16th A.C. drove Polk's troops across creek from this . . . Map (db m11557) HM
35Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-3 — Battle of ResacaMay 14-15, 1864
On Chitwood Road NE at U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east on Chitwood Road NE.
0.5 mi. W. is Camp Creek Valley, scene of the 23rd Corps (US) assaults on Hood's left and Hardee's right (CS), May 14. On ridge 0.2 mi. W. was the position of Wood's (3rd) Div., 4th A.C. and Capt. Wm. Wheeler's 13th New York battery (US), . . . Map (db m11553) HM
36Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-4 — Battle of ResacaMay 14-15, 1864
On Chitwood Road NE at U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east on Chitwood Road NE.
At this point the intrenched line of Gen. John B. Hood's Corps (CS) crossed the road ~ this corps being one of the three composing Gen. J.E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee. Line faced N., Hindman's Div. (CS) on the left extended W. to Camp . . . Map (db m11554) HM
37Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-5 — Battle of Resaca
On Rooker Road NW, 0.4 miles west of U.S. 41, on the right when traveling west.
Hood's line, (CS) beginning E. at State R.R. ran W. to point atop ridge (S) where Hardee's rt. joined it & together with Polk's Corps, (CS) the line was prolonged 3 miles S. to the Oostanaula River. May 13, 1864, Sherman's forces (US) reached . . . Map (db m11555) HM
38Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-6 — Battle of ResacaMay 14, 1864
On Chitwood Road NE, 0.3 miles east of U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east.
A portion of Hood's A. C. (CS), thrust forward to hold ridge in fork of cr. was driven back to hills this side of the valley & N. of the road. Cox's ( 3d ) Div., 23d A. C. (US) having taken the ridge in creek - fork, was relieved by 4th A.C. which . . . Map (db m11556) HM
39Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-7 — Battle of ResacaMay 14, 1864
On U.S. 41 at Confederate Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 41.
The Battle of Resaca was one of the few places where the entire armies of Sherman and Johnston faced each other in the Atlanta Campaign. Judah's (2nd) Div., 23rd Army Corps & part of the 14th Corps [US] moved from the high bluff west of Camp Creek . . . Map (db m13914) HM
40Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-9 — Battle of Resaca
On Hall Memorial Road NW at Hall Road, on the left when traveling south on Hall Memorial Road NW.
May 13, 1864, McPherson's 15th and 16th A.C. (US) moving from Snake Creek Gap reached this cross-roads where his forces were deployed for advance toward Camp Cr. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's Cav. Div. (US) led advance; during a sharp engagement he . . . Map (db m11552) HM
41Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 155-3 — Battle of Resaca
On Chitwood Road, 0.8 miles east of Dixie Road (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling east.
May 14: Stewart’s Div., Hood’s Corps (CS) moved from intrenchments near the John Green house and attacked left of Federals then extending toward the State R. R. This attack fell upon the left of Stanley ’s (1st) div., 4th A. C., and 5th Ind. . . . Map (db m180502) HM
42Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Battle of Resaca, GeorgiaMay 14, 15, 1864
On Chitwood Road NE at U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east on Chitwood Road NE.
On May 14th, 15th, of 1864, this property played a major role in the outcome of the battle between General Joseph E. Johnston (CS) and Federal General William T. Sherman (US). This site had the second largest amount of causalities during the . . . Map (db m182304) HM
43Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Battle of Resaca, GeorgiaMay 14, 15, 1864
On U.S. 41 at Chitwood Road NE, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 41.
On May 14th, 15th, of 1864, this property played a major role in the outcome of the battle between General Joseph E. Johnston (CS) and Federal General William T. Sherman (US). This site had the second largest amount of causalities during the . . . Map (db m182306) HM
44Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Civil War Fighting Men
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Soldiers who fought on foot were called infantry. Those who fought on horseback were called cavalry. Artillerymen fired cannons and mortars. Each group of soldiers used different types of weapons and belonged to separate units. There were other . . . Map (db m171005) HM
45Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-15 — Confederate Cemetery Resaca
On Confederate Cemetery Road, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 41, on the right when traveling east.
Established shortly after the war by Miss Mary J. Green & Associates for burial of Confederate soldiers who fell at the battle of Resaca. May 14, 1864, Maj. Gen. A. P. Stewart's Div., Hood's A. C. (rt. of Johnston's line) [CS], posted 600 yds. N. . . . Map (db m13915) HM
46Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Crossing the Oostanaula at Lay's Ferry
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Lay's Ferry on the Oostanaula River lay about 5 miles southwest of Resaca on the Calhoun Road. General Sherman ordered two pontoon bridges sent toward this site on 13 May 1864. He stated his purpose to Major Gen. George H. Thomas: As soon as I . . . Map (db m170961) HM
47Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Dancers in the Red Clay Minuet
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Putting Resaca into proper perspective requires an understanding of the strategies of two opposing generals — Union General William T. Sherman and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston — and the momentum of the Civil War. Georgia . . . Map (db m170982) HM
48Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Did You Know That Both Sides Used Red, White and Blue Flags?
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
During the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy carried flags into battle. Commanders and units also carried their own battle flags and banners so that their men could rally “round the flag.” The battlefield was a colorful . . . Map (db m170991) HM
49Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Enduring the Battle of Resaca
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
In 1864, travelers on the Western & Atlantic Railroad encountered only a small village at Resaca. It contained a few dozen homes and businesses to support its occupants along with surrounding farms and plantations. The railroad depot sat on the . . . Map (db m170997) HM
50Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Henry C. WayneFort Wayne — Civil War Historic Site —
Near Taylor Ridge Road, 136 miles east of Nicklesville Road NE, on the right when traveling east.
Fort Wayne is named after Henry Constantine Wayne. Henry Wayne was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 8, 1815. He was the son of James Moore Wayne, an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Henry Wayne graduated from the U.S. . . . Map (db m206292) HM
51Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — History of Fort WayneFort Wayne — Civil War Historic Site —
Near Taylor Ridge Road east of Nicklesville Road NE (Georgia Route 136), on the right when traveling east.
Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site is a 65 acre historically significant site that contains two well preserved redoubts used by both Confederate and Union forces during and after the Civil War. On April 12, 1862, the nearby Western & . . . Map (db m206291) HM
52Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Hooker's XX Corps Moves North — Battle of Resaca —
Near Resaca Lafayette Road NW (Georgia Route 136) at Worley Road, on the right when traveling west.
While engaged with Palmer's, Schofield's, and Howard's corps on the afternoon of the 14th, Confederate General Johnston received intelligence from cavalry scouts that Sherman's left flank was only lightly held. Johnston ordered Stewart's and . . . Map (db m206403) HM
53Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — How to Tell the Yankees from the Rebels!
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Has someone told you the Union (the Yankees) wore blue and the Confederates (the Rebels) wore gray? If so, you might be confused as were many Civil War soldiers. While Union uniforms were generally blue, some Yankees wore other colors. The . . . Map (db m171001) HM
54Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Logan's XV Corps to the South
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136). Reported damaged.
The battle of Resaca began near the southern portion of the battlefield on 7 May. The previous day, Col. J.W. Sprague's Brigade (Brig. Gen. Dodge's XVI Corps) secured Shipp's Gap in Taylor's Ridge allowing the Army of the Tennessee to enter Snake . . . Map (db m171007) HM
55Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Mary J. Green1831-1924
Near Confederate Cemetery Road, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 41 when traveling east.
In remembrance and appreciation for her service and dedication in locating and collecting the remains of the soldiers who died on the Resaca battlefield and re-interring them in a plot of land that would become the first Confederate cemetery in . . . Map (db m170950) WM
56Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Mary Jane GreenFounder of The Ladies Memorial Association for proper burial of Confederate dead
Near Confederate Cemetery Road, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 41.
At the age of 70, Mary Jane Green joined Atlanta Chapter 18 United Daughters of the Confederacy as a charter member on the record of her own service. The UDC stipulated that a woman could join “who can give proof of personal service and loyal . . . Map (db m170941) HM
57Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-22 — McClure’s Ferry
On West Pine Chapel Road at Pine Chapel Road, on the right when traveling east on West Pine Chapel Road.
May 16, 1864. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker (20th A. C.) [US], moving E. from Resaca, with orders to cross at Newtown Fy., elected to usurp the crossing at McClure’s thereby forcing Schofield’s 23d A. C. [US] to proceed E. to Field’s Mill & Ferry. . . . Map (db m19283) HM
58Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Miss Mary Green
On Confederate Cemetery Road, 0.4 miles east of Battlefield Parkway (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling east.
This tablet is dedicated by the Atlanta Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the memory of Miss Mary Green, who established this Resaca Cemetery –- the first in this state -- for our Confederate soldiers. Made by . . . Map (db m26347) HM
59Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 14 — Oostanaula River BridgesThe Battle of Resaca — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
On U.S. 41, 0.2 miles north of Upper Tate Bend Road NW, on the left when traveling north.
The original Western & Atlantic Railroad bridge over the Oostanaula River at Resaca dates from 1847. By 1862, two bridges spanned the river, one for the railroad, the other for a wagon road to Calhoun six miles south. When Federal agents led . . . Map (db m142921) HM
60Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Picturing a 19th-century Battle
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
A French scientist invented photography in 1832. By 1861, the beginning of the Civil War, photography had progressed a great deal. However, photographers still created images mostly on glass (daguerreotype) or tin (tintype). Each image took a long . . . Map (db m170993) HM
61Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — 064-14-2 — Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca
On Fain Brown Road NW at Resaca-Lafayette Road NW (Georgia Route 136), on the left when traveling north on Fain Brown Road NW.
May 14, 1864. After being driven from hills W. of Camp Creek by troops of the 15th and 16th Corps (US), Polk's A.C. (CS) was aligned on the E. side of the creek, its center posted on a chain of hills S. of this road and overlooking the creek ~ its . . . Map (db m11558) HM
62Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Resaca — A Defensible Position
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
In the 1840s when construction on the Western & Atlantic Railroad began, plantations and farms existed in this portion of Gordon County. This construction brought Irish immigrants to the area. They built temporary cottages and called the area . . . Map (db m170960) HM
63Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Welcome to the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site. During the Civil War, the Union Army commanded by General William T. Sherman fought the Confederate Army commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston here at the village of Resaca early in the Campaign for . . . Map (db m170989) HM
64Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Welcome to the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site. During the Civil War, the Union Army commanded by General William T. Sherman fought the Confederate Army commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston here at the village of Resaca early in the Campaign for . . . Map (db m171002) HM
65Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Approximately 160,000 men participated in the Battle of Resaca. It is impossible to list all of these men individually. Presented here are the Orders of Battle for both sides. Each list shows the names of units down to regiments (size below brigade . . . Map (db m171003) HM
66Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Resaca's Confederate Cemetery / Resaca's Fort Wayne
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Resaca's Confederate Cemetery Nearby, in Resaca lies the lonely resting place of more than 440 Confederate soldiers who died here on the fields of battle and once lay buried where they fell. In 1866, Resaca resident Mary J. Green convinced . . . Map (db m171006) HM
67Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Site of Action — Carlin's Brigade
On Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
You are standing where Carlin's Brigade (Johnston's Division, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland) attacked on 14 May 1864. Following heavy skirmishing early in the morning, Union armies spent the first part of the day placing their lines and . . . Map (db m171000) HM
68Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Site of Action — Judah's Division
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Schofield's Army of the Ohio, consisting of two divisions, one commanded by the Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, the other by Brig. Gen. Henry M. Judah carried out one of two Union attacks on 14 May. Major Gen. John M. Palmer provided support for the right . . . Map (db m170999) HM
69Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — South Toward Atlanta
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Brig Gen. Sweeny's forces lay on the north side of the Oostanaula while fighting raged on the northern end of the battlefield. While he prepared to cross his forces using pontoon bridges and the ferry, several of his men found an old flatboat and, . . . Map (db m170985) HM
70Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Stories from the Wild Hills of Resaca
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Approximately 160,000 men fought on the hills of Resaca. About 7,000 of them died and many, many more were wounded. Some were captured and spent the remainder of the war in either a Confederate or Union prison camp. A few wrote of their experiences. . . . Map (db m170996) HM
71Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — The Resaca Confederate Cemetery
On Battlefield Parkway (U.S. 41) at Confederate Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north on Battlefield Parkway.
The Resaca Confederate Cemetery is located 1/2 mile east of this spot This marker is given and placed by the Gordon County Chapter No. 932, United Daughters of the Confederacy. This marks the battlefield of Mar. 1864Map (db m182264) HM
72Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — The Road to Resaca
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
As 1863 ended, General U.S. Grant's army defeated Confederate General Braxton Bragg's forces at The Battle of Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga. Grant received a promotion to Commander-in-Chief of all Federal armies. General William T. Sherman . . . Map (db m170959) HM
73Georgia, Gordon County, Resaca — Why Fight at Resaca?
Near Resaca Lafayette Road Northwest (Georgia Route 136).
Have you wondered why two large armies would fight a major battle at the tiny village of Resaca? What would they gain by fighting here? The simple answer is that Resaca was important because of the railroad, the river, and the terrain. . . . Map (db m171004) HM
74Georgia, Gordon County, Sonoraville — 064-26 — Old Sonora P.O. Now Sonoraville
On Cash Rd SE at Fairmount Hwy SE (Georgia Route 53), on the right when traveling south on Cash Rd SE.
May 18, 1864. Maj. Gen. J.D. Cox's (3d) Div., 23d A.C. (US) marching S. from Field's Mill, Coosawattee River, via Cash, took the direct rd. to Sonora. Moving S. 4 mi., the div. turned W. on the Fairmount-Adairsville rd. to Mosteller's Mills (near . . . Map (db m16290) HM
75Georgia, Gordon County, Sugar Valley — 064-8 — Snake Creek Gap
On Georgia Route 136 at Georgia Route 136C, on the left when traveling east on State Route 136.
May 8, 1864. McPherson's 15th and 16th Corps [US] seized Snake Creek Gap. On the 9th, attempting to destroy the R. R. at Resaca, (defended by Cantey's Div. of Polk’s Corps), [CS] McPherson was forced to withdraw to the mouth of the gap where he . . . Map (db m13913) HM
 
 
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Jan. 29, 2023