Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864



Marker ID: GHM 008-6
Location: On Allatoona Road in Allatoona
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 06.853    W 084° 42.937
  34.114216    -84.71561
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM27Y8
Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864  Marker  



Text:

After artillery firing and repeated assaults by French´s Troops the Federals made a final stand in the Star Fort W of the rock cut. Failing to dislodge the defenders, French retreated to New Hope Church in Paulding County. French´s division consisted of Young´s, Cockrell´s, and Sear´s Brigades. 3276 (men); losses 799. Corse´s command: Alexander´s and Rowett´s brigades 2137 (men) losses 706.

This battle inspired the gospel hymn, "Hold the Fort for I am Coming.".

GHM 008-6 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952



 

 

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