Historic Markers Across Georgia



Pettit Creek Camp-Site Federal 23rd Corps



Marker ID: GHM 008-3
Location: Ga 293 at Goodyear plant at Pettit Creek, N of Cartersville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 10.774    W 084° 48.894
  34.179566    -84.8149
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D5Y
Pettit Creek Camp-Site Federal 23rd Corps  Marker  



Text:

Johnston´s forces [CSA] retreated southward from Cassville along this road, to Allatoona Mountains, south of the Etowah, May 20, 1864.
They were immediately followed by Schofield´s 23d Corps, [USA] which encamped in this vicinity. While here, troops of Cox´s Div. [USA] were sent to destroy the Cooper Iron Works, (site of Allatoona Dam), May 21-22.

From this camp-site, the corps marched to the Etowah at Milam´s Bridge, on 23rd.

GHM 008-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952



 

 

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