Historic Markers Across Georgia



Lay's Ferry



Marker ID: GHM 064-12
Location: Ga 136C at Hall Memorial Rd about 4 miles west of Calhoun
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 32.062    W 084° 58.58
  34.534366    -84.97633
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67CN
Lay's Ferry Marker  



Text:

Lay´s or Tanner´s Ferry, Oostanaula River, was 1.5 mi., S. W. of this point - access road thereto no longer existing.

May 14, 1864. Sweeny´s (2d) div. 16th A. C. [USA] moved to Lay´s Ferry & effected crossing by one brigade but a false rumor of Confederate crossings above caused the Federals to withdraw to this side.

May 15. Sweeny´s div. made the crossing.

He was at once assailed by Walker´s div. of Hardee´s Corps [CSA] - an affair known as the battle of Lay´s Ferry. This move on Johnston´s left rear caused him to abandon position at Resaca & retreat South.

GHM 054-12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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