Historic Markers Across Georgia



Campaign for Atlanta Began Here



Marker ID: GHM 023-4
Location: Ga 2 at Old Tunnel Hill Rd, east of US 41
County: Catoosa
Coordinates: N 34° 54.058    W 085° 01.498
  34.900966    -85.02496
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2MRJ
Campaign for Atlanta Began Here Marker  



Text:

The 4th A.C., marching from Cleveland, Tenn. reached Catoosa Springs May 4, 1864. The 23d A.C., via Cleveland & Red Clay, camped in this vicinity. Both corps moved S. from these positions toward Dalton, May 7.

The 4th A.C. went by direct rd. to Tunnel Hill; the 23d to Crow Valley, E. of Rocky Face.

The elevated ground N. is the site of the Dr. Lee house. Observing the initial troop movements from the yard of the Lee house, were officers of the Federal high command: Sherman, Thomas, Schofield, Howard, Newton, Stanley, & Cox.

GHM 023-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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