Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864



Marker ID: GHM 008-5
Location: Near Marina office in Allatoona, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 06.536    W 084° 42.701
  34.108933    -84.71168
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2CH0
Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864  Marker  



Text:

October 5, 1864 Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, Army of Tenn. [CSA], while enroute N. from Palmetto, Ga., sent Lt. Gen. A.P. Stewart´s Corps to destroy the State R.R. from Big Shanty to the Etowah river. Stewart seized Big Shanty and Acworth on the 3d, and French´s Div. was sent on the 4th, to capture Allatoona. Daylight, the 5th, French [CSA] deployed his troops around the Federal garrison, commanded by Gen. John M. Corse [USA], posted on high ground E., and W. of the rock cut.

GHM 008-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 

 

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