Historic Markers Across Georgia



Confederate Line 5 P.M. May 19, 1864



Marker ID: GHM 008-23
Location: Mac Johnson Rd east of Cassville at cut through ridge
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.338    W 084° 51.048
  34.238966    -84.8508
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM22XV
Confederate Line 5 P.M. May 19, 1864  Marker  



Text:


The three corps of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston´s Army [CSA] were withdrawn from N. & W. of Cassville to this ridge, E. & S. of the town.

Hardee was posted astride the R.R. near Cass Station on the S.

Polk centered here & Hood´s line skirted the cemetery N.

This shift from an aggressive to a defensive position resulted in a Council of War at Polk´s h´dq´rs. where it was claimed the line was untenable, whereupon Johnson ordered a retreat to to the Etowah River that night.

GHM 008-23 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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