Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Resaca



Marker ID: GHM 064-13
Location: Ga 136 at Fain Brown Rd, west of I-75
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 34.499    W 084° 57.756
  34.574983    -84.9626
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2H2M
Battle of Resaca Marker  



Text:

May 13, 1864. The 15th and the 16th A.C. [ USA ] deployed astride road on ridges W. of those next to and this side of Camp Creek, where Polk´s Corps [ CSA ] was posted.

May 14: The 15th and the 16th A.C. drove Polk´s troops across creek from this ridges and occupied it. Polk established a line on a chain of hills just E. of creek.

5:30 pm: the 15th and the Veatch´s (4th) Div. 16th A.C. [ USA ] moved across creek and carried Polk´s position, holding it against repeated attempts to regain it. Polk withdrew E. to a line near the Dalton ~ Resaca road (U.S. Highway 41).


GHM 064-13 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1953



 

 

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