Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Holly Creek P.O.

Marker ID: GHM 105-1B
Location: Ga 225 at Holley
County: Murray
Coordinates: N 34° 39.815    W 084° 49.718
  34.66357753    -84.8286321
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3CJX
Old Holly Creek P.O. Marker
Photo by David Seibert


May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.D. Cox´s Div., 23d A.C., [Union] having crossed the Conasauga river at Hogan´s Ford, 2 mi. S. of Tilton, camped at or near Holly Creek P.O., in this vicinity.

May 17. Learning that 20th Corps troops [Union] had usurped the Coosawattee River crossing at McClure´s Ferry (at Pine Chapell, Cox moved his troops S. (via AUDOBON crossroads) to Field´s Mill -- two miles above McClure´s, where they were joined by the other 2 divisions.

The 23d A.C. was the left flank of Sherman´s army, enroute S. in pursuit of the Confederate army retreating from the battlefield of Resaca after two days of battle

GHM 105-1B Georgia Historical Commission 1954