Historic Markers Across Georgia



Johnston's Army at Adairsville



Marker ID: GHM 008-27
Location: US 41 at the cemetery in Adairsville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 22.021    W 084° 55.558
  34.36701666    -84.92596666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2E67
Johnston's Army at Adairsville Marker  



Text:

May 18, 1864. The three cops of the Confederate Army, on reaching Adairsville from Resaca, moved by two roads to Cassville. Hood´s & Polk´s corps marched S. on old U.S.41 Highway: Hardee´s corps took direct road to Kingston W. & parallel to the R.R.

Units of Maj. Gen. S.G. French´s div. & Brig. Gen. W.H. Jackson´s Calvary joined Polk´s corps here and at Cassville.
The march by 2 roads was to facilitate troop movement & to divide Sherman´s forces during his advance.

GHM 008-27 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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