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Refuge From Deadly Fire

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Location: Located west of the eastern redoubt at the Allatoona Pass Battlefield on Old Allatoona Rd, Allatoona, GA.
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 06.984    W 084° 42.971
  34.1164    -84.71618333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WM92RQ
Refuge From Deadly Fire Marker  


Refuge From Deadly Fire

Small contingents of the 35th and 39th Mississippi took refuge in the deep gully to the right where they could neither advanced up the slope will retreat for fear of being shot in the back. There they remained until the battle ended; they surrender -- some 80 men, including Cornel R.J. Dürr, commander of the 39th Mississippi infantry Regiment.

Private John D. Jones, 39th Mississippi infantry, fought at the Battle of Altoona Pass. Jones died at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864. Franklin is remembered as one of the few night battles of the Civil War. Photograph courtesy of "The Confederate Army 1861 -- 1865: South Carolina and Mississippi" by Ron Field.
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Private John D. Jones
Refuge From Deadly Fire