Historic Markers Across Georgia

Federal Occupation of Rome

Marker ID: GHM 057-7
Location: At Civic/Visitors Center off US 27, Rome, GA
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 15.691    W 085° 9.976
  34.261516    -85.16626
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM482Q
Federal Occupation of Rome Marker  


May 18, 1864. Davis´ div., (14th A.C.) moving from Resaca via W. bank of the Oostanaula, forced passage of the river against Confederate opposition & captured the city.

Davis´ seizure of Rome was incident to a move E. toward Kingston upon the flank of Johnston´s forces retreating from Resaca, but the military situation having changed by May 23, Davis column was diverted to Dallas in support of McPherson´s troops on that front.

Davis´ div. left Rome for Dallas (Paulding Co.) May 23 (via State Highway 101), camping that night at Peek´s Spring (Aragon, Polk County).

GHM 057-7 Georgia Historical Commission 1953