Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Resaca

Marker ID: GHM 064-5
Location: West of US 41 0.4 miles on Rooker Rd, north of Resaca
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 36.353    W 084° 57.326
  34.605883    -84.95543
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2H2E
Battle of Resaca Marker  


Hood´s line [CSA] beginning E. at State R.R. ran W. to point atop ridge (S) where Hardee´s rt. joined it & together with Polk´s Corps, [CSA] the line was prolonged 3 miles S. to the Oostanaula River.

May 13, 1864, Sherman´s forces [USA] reached the old Dalton-Calhoun rd., W. of here (via Snake Cr. Gap). On 14th, from ridges W. of Camp Creek, 2 assaults were made on Johnston´s line [CSA]- one, 2.5 mi. southward-the other in this vicinity.

In both attacks, the Federals moved across the creek toward ridges on this the E. side of the Valley.

GHM 064-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1952