Historic Markers Across Georgia

Davis' March to Rome

Marker ID: GHM 057-6
Location: At Civic/Visitors Center, US 27 in Rome, GA
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 15.687    W 085° 9.975
  34.26145    -85.16625
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM482X
Davis' March to Rome Marker  


May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis´ div. (14th A.C.) left Sugar Valley via roads west of the Oostanaula River to outflank Johnston´s forces retreating from Resaca.

Davis had been informed that Farmer´s Bridge on Armuchee Cr. was an Oostanaula crossing. Learning otherwise at Floyd Springs, he reported same to Thomas, who ordered Davis to return to Lay´s Ferry; instead, Davis kept on toward Rome, reaching DeSoto Hill, May 17.

The river was crossed under fire, May 18, & the Federals occupied Rome where they remained until May 24, when their march to Dallas, Paulding County began.

GHM 057-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1953