Historic Markers Across Georgia



Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson



Marker ID: GHM 064-18
Location: Ga 53 at Oothcaloga Creek west of Calhoun
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 29.731    W 084° 57.897
  34.495516    -84.96495
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67CJ
Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson Marker  



Text:

May 16, 1864, Walker´s div. of Hardee´s A.C. [CSA] having delayed McPherson´s troops (15th and 16th A.C. ) [USA], at Lay´s Ferry ( 3.25 mi. N.W.) the day before, was joined here by 2 division ~ Bate´s and Cleburnes [CSA]

Deploying on both sides of Oothcalooga creek, and left of the line covering the road to Adairsville, Hardee ~ facing N. and W. ~ held McPherson´s forces throughout the day to enable to Confederate wagon trains to proceed to Adairsville.

This, the Battle of Rome Cross ~ Roads, was an episode of the Atlanta Campaign.

GHM 064-18 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISION 1953



 

 

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