Historic Markers Across Georgia



Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca



Marker ID: GHM 064-14-2
Location: 2 West of Resaca on Ga 136 just west of I-75 interchange
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 34.497    W 084° 57.756
  34.57495    -84.9626
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2H2N
Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

May 14, 1864.After being driven from hills W. of Camp Creek by troops of the 15th and 16th Corps [USA] Polk´s A.C. [CSA] was aligned on the E. side of the creek, its center posted on a chain of hills S. of this road and overlooking the creek ~ its extreme left on the Oostanaula River.

5:30 P.M., the Federals crossed the creek and carried Polk´s line, forcing it E. to a position near U. S. Highway 41. Polk´s repeated and unavailing attemps to recover his line prolonged the battle into the night.

GHM 064-14-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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