Historic Markers Across Georgia



Raccoon Creek



Marker ID: GHM 008-25
Location: Ga 113 just east of Stilesboro at Raccoon Creek
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 06.948    W 084° 53.189
  34.1158    -84.88648
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FXD
Raccoon Creek  Marker  



Text:

Geary´s (2d) Div., 20th A.C. [USA] having crossed the Etowah, May 23, drove Ross´ cavalry [CSA] beyond the creek, May 24, 1864. This covered the march of the rest of the corps S. to Burnt Hickory P.O., in which Geary´s troops joined -- being relieved here by Schofield´s 23d A.C. [USA] at noon.

Schofield moved E. on this, the Alabama rd., enroute to Sligh´s Mill -- these troops being the left of Sherman´s [USA] flanking March around the Allatoona Mountains.

The 20th A.C. route to Hickory was the road next W. of Raccoon Creek.

GHM 008-25 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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