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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Resaca, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Gordon County, GA (75) Bartow County, GA (129) Cherokee County, GA (6) 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(6) Cherokee County (6)  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
Resaca is in Gordon County
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      Gilmer County (9)  
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1Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 103rd O.V.I.
103rd O.V.I. 2nd Brig 3rd Div 23rd A.C. May 14, 1864.Map (db m206401) HM
2Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 123rd New York InfantryThe Washington County Regiment — Col. Archibald L. McDougall, Commanding —
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
3Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 28th Ga. Co. G, Freeman's Guard
(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
4Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Atlanta CampaignResaca — May 13-15, 1864 —
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
5Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-10 — Battle of ResacaMay 14-15, 1864
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
6Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-11 — Battle of Resaca
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
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7Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-13 — Battle of Resaca
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
8Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-3 — Battle of ResacaMay 14-15, 1864
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
9Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-4 — Battle of ResacaMay 14-15, 1864
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
10Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-5 — Battle of Resaca
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
11Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-6 — Battle of ResacaMay 14, 1864
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
12Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-7 — Battle of ResacaMay 14, 1864
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
13Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-9 — Battle of Resaca
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
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14Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 155-3 — Battle of Resaca
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
15Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Battle of Resaca, GeorgiaMay 14, 15, 1864
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
16Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Battle of Resaca, GeorgiaMay 14, 15, 1864
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
17Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Civil War Fighting Men
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
18Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-15 — Confederate Cemetery Resaca
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
19Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Crossing the Oostanaula at Lay's Ferry
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
20Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Dancers in the Red Clay Minuet
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
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21Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Did You Know That Both Sides Used Red, White and Blue Flags?
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
22Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Enduring the Battle of Resaca
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
23Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Henry C. WayneFort Wayne — Civil War Historic Site —
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
24Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — History of Fort WayneFort Wayne — Civil War Historic Site —
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
25Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Hooker's XX Corps Moves North — Battle of Resaca —
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
26Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — How to Tell the Yankees from the Rebels!
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
27Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Logan's XV Corps to the South
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
28Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Mary J. Green1831-1924
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
29Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Mary Jane GreenFounder of The Ladies Memorial Association for proper burial of Confederate dead
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
30Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-22 — McClure’s Ferry
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
31Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Miss Mary Green
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
32Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 14 — Oostanaula River BridgesThe Battle of Resaca — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
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
33Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Picturing a 19th-century Battle
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
34Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-14-2 — Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca
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
35Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Resaca — A Defensible Position
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
36Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site
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
37Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site
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
38Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site
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
39Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Resaca's Confederate Cemetery / Resaca's Fort Wayne
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
40Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Site of Action — Carlin's Brigade
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
41Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Site of Action — Judah's Division
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
42Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — South Toward Atlanta
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
43Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Stories from the Wild Hills of Resaca
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
44Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — The Resaca Confederate Cemetery
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
45Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — The Road to Resaca
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
46Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Why Fight at Resaca?
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
47Georgia (Whitfield County), Resaca — 155-2 — Battle of Resaca
At this point the entrenched line of Stanley’s (1st) Div., 4th A.C. (US) crossed the highway, facing Hood’s line (CS) 0.5 mi. South. May 14, 1864: 0.4 mi. E. (near Nance’s Spring) Hood’s rt.(CS) made a spirited attack on Stanley’s left (US), which . . . Map (db m10972) HM
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