Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Allatoona

Marker ID: GHM 008-41
Location: At the overlook, end of Ga 20 Spur
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 09.938    W 084° 43.784
  34.16563333    -84.72973333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM828T
Battle of Allatoona Marker  


After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow; Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French´s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman´s movements.

French found Course with 2,000 men entrenched on the ridge guarding military stores, with his 3,000 he attacked on October 5, 1864. The fight was costly but indecisive. French lost 799, Corse 706 men. French, not risking an all-out attack, withdrew before aid reached Corse.

GHM 008-41 Georgia Historic Commission 1956