Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Resaca

Marker ID: GHM 064-9
Location: At Hall Memorial and Hall Rd just S of Ga 136 W of Resaca
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 34.268    W 084° 58.424
  34.571133    -84.97373
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2H2H
Battle of Resaca Marker  


May 13, 1864, McPherson´s 15th and 16th A.C. [USA] moving from Snake Creek Gap reached this cross-roads where his forces were deployed for advance toward Camp Cr.

Gen Juson Kilpatrick´s Cav. Div. [USA] led advance; during a sharp engagement he was wounded by skirmishers of Polk´s Corp [CSA].

Night found the 20th, 14th & 23d Corps [USA] N. on Dalton - Calhoun road, & by noon May 14th, Federal forces W. of Resaca were deployed on ridges parallel to & overlooking Camp Creek. The battle began 2.5 mi. N. by attacks on left of Hood´s & right of Hardee´s lines.

GHM 064-9 Georgia Historical Commission 1953