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The Civil War in Georgia as told by its historic markers.


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Beginning on 1864/06/17 and ending 1864/06/27



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The Battle of LaFayette, GA
June 24, 1864

On June 18, 1864, during Gen. Sherman´s campaign for Atlanta. Col. Louis D. Watkins, commanding the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, occupied LaFayette with about 450 men of the 4th, 6th and 7th Kentucky cavalry regiments "to endeavor to rid the country of several guerilla bands." His headquarters were in the Court House, then in the center of the square, and his men were quartered in adjacent buildings.

On June 24th, about 3 A.M. he was attacked by Brig. Gen. Gideon J. Pillow, CSA, who, with about 1600 cavalry was moving to North Georgia to burn the railroad bridges over Chickamauga Creek and harass Gen. Sherman´s communications.

Although surprised, Watkins´ men barricaded their quarters and fought stubbornly; but without water, and with ammunition running low, their plight was becoming desperate when, about 8:30 A.M., relief arrived. Escaping the Confederate encirclement, one of the Union pickets had ridden for help and, at Rock springs Church (8 miles N) he had found the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Col. John T. Croxton, encamped for the night.

Riding hard to LaFayette, Croxton surprised in turn Pillow´s heavily engaged force and stampeded many of their horses. Uncertain of Croxton´s strength, and with his own ammunition depleted, Pillow abandoned the attack and withdrew.

Losses: 4 killed, 7 wounded, 53 captured: total 64.
24 killed, 53 wounded, 78 captured: total 155.




Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.


A Humanitarian Act
Assault on Pigeon Hill
Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22, 1864
Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22, 1864
Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22, 1864
Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22, 1864
Brushy Mountain Line
Camouflaged Cannons
Cannon on Little Kennesaw
Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm
Clash at Kennesaw
Climax at Cheatham Hill
Colonel Dan
Darby Plantation
Dueling Cannons
Federal 15th Corps
Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864
Field Fortification
Five Federal Brigades
Gen. O. O. Howard's Headquarters
Georgia Military Institute 1851 ~ 1864
Harker's Attack
Interlocking Defenses
Kennesaw Battlefield
Kennesaw Spur
Logan's 15th A.C. Line
Manning's Mill
Mud Creek Line
Ross' Headquarters
Site of the Dickson House - June 15, 1864
The Assault Falters
The Battle of LaFayette
The Dead Angle
The Only Advantage of the Day
Zero Mile Post