Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Resaca May 14-15, 1864



Marker ID: GHM 064-10
Location: southbound on I-75 in Rest Area 35 south of Ga 136 exit
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 33.816    W 084° 56.647
  34.5636    -84.94411
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM2W82
Battle of Resaca May 14-15, 1864 Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

May 14-15, 1864.

May 13, 1864. Gen J. E. Johnston´s forces [CSA] withdrew from Dalton to Resaca, having been outflanked by Federal forces moving via Snake Creek Gap 7mi. N. W.

Aligned upon hills, N. & W. of here, the Confederates withstood repeated Fed. assaults for two days, May 14-15.

Federal forces, having secured a river crossing at Lay´s Ferry (near mount of snake Creek) 6 mi. S. W., Johnston withdrew S. to Calhoun, May 16. This was the 1st major battle of the campaign which ended with the capture of Atlanta.

GHM 064-10 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISION 1953



 
Notes:

Located laying on the ground BEHIND maintenance building southbound on I-75 in Rest Area 35 south of Ga 136 exit. This marker post was damaged some time ago and never reset so it lays on it's side behind the maintenace building.

 

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