Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Lay's Ferry



Marker ID: GHM 064-19
Location: Herrington Bend Rd at Hunt Rd off Ga 156 at New Zion Church
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 31.005    W 084° 59.418
  34.51675    -84.9903
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2H46
Battle of Lay's Ferry Marker  



Text:

May 14, 1864. A contingent from Sweeny´s (2d) div., 16th A.C. [USA] made a crossing here in pontoon boats, but on a rumor of Confederate crossings upstream, it withdrew.

May 15. The division, supported by Welker´s Artillery [USA], crossed in force & deployed to meet the immediate attack by Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker´s div., Hardee´s A.C. [CSA], in the area between the George W. Frix house & the Oostanaula River.

This Federal move on the Confederate left & rear forced Johnston [CSA] to evacuate his lines at Resaca.

GHM 064-19 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1953



 

 

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