On this site stood a wood frame "dog-trot" style house that served as the regimental headquarters for the 4th Minnesota Regiment, the permanent Federal garrison at Allatoona under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Tourtellotte.
Here . . . — — Map (db m87376) HM
Allatoona was in pioneer days a travel hub, because ridges from east and south met here where it was fairly easy to cross the Allatoona Mountain range by winding over a low ridge, or pass.
The Sandtown or Tennessee Road from the south, and the . . . — — Map (db m13843) HM
By 11:00 a.m., after overrunning Rowett's Redoubt, the Confederate attack swept up this hill from the west and the north, forcing the Federals to retreat inside the Star Fort. As the last of the fleeing Federals entered the fort, a three-inch . . . — — Map (db m87383) HM
"A shout of triumph rolled over those fields … Men grasped hands and shouted … and embraced each other. The wounded joined in the delirium of rejoicing. The dying looked to the Flag, still proudly floating above these hills…" History of . . . — — Map (db m87386) HM
On the morning of October 5, 1864, following a two hour bombardment from Major John D. Myrick's Confederate artillery on Moore's Hill located 1,200 yards to the south, Confederate Major General Samuel G. French sent his adjutant, Major David W. . . . — — Map (db m87342) HM
During the night of October 4, Federal troops anxiously awaited in their defenses for the attack they knew would come.
Harvey M. Trimble at the 93rd Illinois Regiment recalled:
"That night the command slept under arms. All knew that . . . — — Map (db m87379) HM
Local families once recalled that a few days after the battle, a wooden box addressed "Allatoona, Georgia" arrived at the station with no information as to its origin. Six local women found a deceased Confederate soldier in the box and buried . . . — — Map (db m87382) HM
They Died so that our Nation Might Live 39th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Brigadier General John Corse of Iowa commanded victorious Federal forces at Allatoona Pass October 5, 1864 Reverse: 39th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Fallen soldiers at . . . — — Map (db m65172) HM WM
The Federal defenses at Allatoona included a military service road that crossed the Tennessee Wagon Road at this point. The military road connected the fortified positions at the Eastern Redoubt on the right side with positions closer to the . . . — — Map (db m87373) HM
The Allatoona Mountain range is the southernmost spur of the Appalachian Mountains. Years before the war, Lieutenant William T. Sherman spent time surveying this area for the U.S. Army; therefore, he understood the formidable military defense . . . — — Map (db m87374) HM
Allatoona Pass is the site of a significant and bloody Civil War battle that took place after the fall of Atlanta in September 1864. With no city to defend, the Confederate Army retreated from Atlanta and began a new tactic of attacking Federal . . . — — Map (db m87341) HM
At this approximate location stood the Crow's Nest, a sixty-foot tall Georgia Pine surmounted by a signal platform. Before and after the battle, information to General Sherman was sent by signal flag communication from this platform to signal . . . — — Map (db m87378) HM
The immediate level, directly below the top, is a berm or shoulder excavated to prevent earth from falling into the cut and blocking the tracks and corresponds to the top of the rock strata. Beyond this berm, the Western and Atlantic Railroad . . . — — Map (db m87372) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m87377) HM
At this point, a crude wooden bridge spanned the cut about 90 feet above the railroad tracks. It was constructed by felling two pine trees across the cut, planking over them and adding a handrail. During the battle, Private Edwin R. Fullington . . . — — Map (db m87380) HM
This battlefield, along with its memorial ground, is dedicated to the Union and Confederate forces that fought here on October 5, 1864. During the battle, units representing five Union states and six Confederate states were present. Most of the . . . — — Map (db m87346) HM
Chartered by the State of Georgia in 1837, workmen completed the Western & Atlantic Railroad in 1850 over a winding 137-mile route from Atlanta, Georgia, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. At Allatoona, massive quantities of earth and stone were removed . . . — — Map (db m87344) HM
In 1866, George N. Barnard photographed Allatoona looking north from approximately the same location as this marker. The Western & Atlantic Railroad from Atlanta to Chattanooga penetrated the Allatoona Mountain range at this point through a 175 . . . — — Map (db m87338) HM
The Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, Redtop Mountain State Park, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, and the Etowah Valley Historical Society welcome you to Allatoona Pass Battlefield. . . . — — Map (db m87340) HM