Historic Markers Across Georgia



Milam's Bridge



Marker ID: GHM 008-9
Location: East of Euharlee at junction of Euharlee and Milan Bridge Rd
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 08.878    W 084° 54.474
  34.147966    -84.9079
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FXQ
Milam's Bridge Marker  



Text:

The covered structure over the Etowah here, was burned by Jackson´s [CSA] Cav. May 21, 1864, the day after Johnston´s [CSA] passage of the river at State R.R. Bridge.

May 23rd, the 2 pontoon bridges intended for the passage of Schofield´s 23d A.C. [USA] were usurped by the 20th A.C.[USA] (mistakenly diverted from Gillem´s bridge) and the 23d A.C. did not cross until the 24th.

This and crossings lower down were on Federal routes from Kingston & Cassville toward Dallas, Paulding Co. Sherman called the Etowah "The Rubicon of Georgia."

GHM 008-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952



 

 

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