Historic Markers Across Georgia



Original Site Adairsville-1830's



Marker ID: GHM 008-1
Location: US 41 just south of Bartow-Gordon County line
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 23.859    W 084° 56.084
  34.39765    -84.93473
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM224T
Original Site Adairsville-1830's Marker  



Text:

May 17, 1864, Johnston´s forces retreated S. From Reseca and paused here on an E. - W. line, the intention being to make a stand against the Federals in close pursuit.

Finding the position untenable due to width of Oothcaloga Valley, Johnston withdrew at midnight. Hardee´s Corps was astride the road at this point.

In rear-guard action, detachments from Hardee´s Corps held the stone residence of Robert C. Saxon, 0.2 mi. N. of the County Line, until midnight.

GHM 008-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1997



 
Notes:

Replacement of original 1952 marker

 

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