Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Resaca May 14, 1864



Marker ID: GHM 064-7
Location: US 41 at Confederate Cemetery Road north of Resaca
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 36.223    W 084° 56.948
  34.603716    -84.94913
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM682
Battle of Resaca May 14, 1864 Marker  



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May 14, 1864

The Battle of Resaca was one of the few places where the entire armies of Sherman and Johnston faced each other in the Atlanta Campaign. Judah´s (2nd) Div., 23rd Army Corps & part of the 14th Corps [USA] moved from the high bluff west of Camp Creek ¾ mile west to the valley floor & attempted to carry Confederate works east of the stream.

Met by blazing musketry & artillery fire from Hindman´s and Bates Divs. [CSA], posted on the ridge (east) the Federals sought refuge in the stream-bed & made no further progress. This tragic & futile episode is unique in the annals of the Atlanta Campaign.

GHM 064-7 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1997



 

 

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