Historic Markers Across Georgia



Calhoun, Ga. May 16, 1864



Marker ID: GHM 064-16
Location: In front of post office in Calhoun on US 41
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 30.218    W 084° 57.075
  34.503633    -84.95125
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2G4Q
Calhoun, Ga. May 16, 1864 Marker  



Text:

Gen. J.E Johnston´s three Corps, [CSA] after 2 days of battle at Resaca ~ outflanked by superior Federal forces ~ withdrew S.

Hood´s Corps marched by a road 1 mile E.; Polk´s and Hardee´s on direct road to Calhoun ~ Polk continued to Adairsville.

Hardee´s Corp´s shifted to the S.W. where on the banks of Oothcaloga Creek, Bate´s Walker´s and Cleburne´s division in a rear guard action, delayed the advance of McPherson´s Army of Tennessee [USA] for 24 hours to secure the passage of the wagon trains.

GHM 064-16 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISION 1953



 

 

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