Historic Markers Across Georgia

Oothcaloga Valley

Marker ID: GHM 064-1
Location: US 41 at Taylor Bridge Rd 1 mile N of the Bartow County line
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 25.015    W 084° 56.148
  34.416916    -84.9358
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM224D
Oothcaloga Valley Marker  


During the advance of Sherman´s forces S. from Resaca, May 16-17, 1864, the 4th, followed by the 14th Corps, marched by this and nearby roads, pursuing Johnston´s forces which had evacuated Resaca the night before. Newton´s Div., leading 4th Corps was aligned across the raod, his right on hill to the west. A spirited rear-guard action followed, in which Francis T. Sherman´s Brigade assaulted detachments of Cheatham´s Div. at the Saxon house, near the County Line.

GHM 064-1 Georgia Historical Marker 1997