Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Memorial Field

Marker ID:  
Location: 632 Old Allatoona Rd SE, Cartersville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 6.84    W 084° 42.898
  34.114    -84.71496666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


This battlefield, along with its memorial ground, is dedicated to the Union and Confederate forces that fought her on October 5, 1864. During the battle, units representing five Union states and six Confederate states were present. Most of the Confederate dead from this battle lie in unmarked graves as do many of the Union fallen, now buried at the Marietta National Cemetery. Please take a moment to visit the memorials and to honor these soldiers.

United States Army- Major General John M. Corse

Allatoona Garrison- Lt. Colonel John E. Tourtellotte
93 Illinois Infantry Regiment
4th Minnesota Infantry Regiment
5th Ohio Cavalry Detachment
12th Wisconsin Battery
18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Rome Detachment- Colonel Richard Rowett
7th Illinois Infantry Regiment
12th Illinois Infantry Regiment
50th Illinois Infantry Regiment
57th Illinois Infantry Regiment
39th Iowa Infantry Regiment

Confederate States Army- Major General Samuel G. French

Ector's Brigade- Brigadier General William H. Young
9th Texas Infantry Regiment
10th, 14th, 32nd Texas Cavalry Regiments (Dismounted)
29th and 39th North Carolina Infantry Regiment
Sears' Mississippi Brigade- Brigadier Genral Claudius Sears
4th, 35th, 36th, and 39th Mississippi Infantry Regiments
7th Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Cockrell's Missouri Brigade- Brigadier General Francis M. Cockrell
1st to 6th Missouri Infantry Regiments
1st to 3rd Missouri Cavalry Regiments (dismounted)

Artillery- Major John D. Myrick
Point Coupee Louisiana Battery
Barbour Alabama Battery
Brookhaven Mississippi Battery

Erected by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.