Historic Markers Across Georgia



Route of Polk's Corps



Marker ID: GHM 033-26
Location: Acworth-Due West Rd at Old Stilesboro Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 00.781    W 084° 40.549
  34.013016    -84.67581
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2B4A
Route of Polk's Corps Marker  



Text:

May 23d, 1864, Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk´s Corps, [CS] marching S. from Allatoona, camped at night in this vicinity enroute to Dallas in Paulding County via Lost Mountain.

This was the left wing of Johnston´s army [CS] which had crossed the Etowah River May 20, & remained at Allatoona until the 23d.

Learning that Sherman´s forces [US] had left Cassville & Kingston for Dallas, Johnston moved S. on parallel roads to checkmate the Federal flanking march ­ Hood´s & Hardee´s Corps [CS] marched by the New Home road four miles west.

033-26 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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