Historic Markers Across Georgia



McGuire's



Marker ID: GHM 057-2
Location: Ga 53 just north of intersection with Ga 140
County: Floyd
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Cited thus in McPherson's dispatches of May 17, 1864, & military maps; otherwise known as Nannie P.O., & Pinson's Store.

McPherson's 15th and 16th A.C. (F) marched from near Calhoun, camped here, night, May 17, enroute to Kingston via Barnsley's. There was no direct road to Barnsley's above Hermitage, & to avoid over-extending his right, Sherman directed McPherson to detour E. from McGuire's to Adairsville.


McPherson's troops constituted the right of Sherman's forces advancing on a wide front Southward, after a two-day battle at Resaca, May 14, 15.


Source: Georgia Historical Markers; by Carroll Proctor Scruggs; Bay Tree Grove publishing, 1973; page 197