Historic Markers Across Georgia



Polk's March to Lost Mountain



Marker ID: GHM 110-18
Location: At the small park next to the New Hope Baptist Church, at 361 and Bobo Rd., New Hope, GA
County: Paulding
Coordinates: N 33° 57.395    W 084° 47.414
  33.9565822    -84.79022595
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM296Z
Polk's March to Lost Mountain Marker  



Text:

June 4, 1864. The embattled forces of Gen. J. E. Johnston´s army, [Confed.] having confronted Sherman´s army [Union] on the Dallas-New Hope Church front, since May 25, abandoned the position & shifted eastward because of Sherman´s movement back to the State R.R.
Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk´s corps [Confed.] held the center of Johnston´s line, at New Hope Church, & in the withdrawal E. from this sector marched by this road toward Lost Mountain, the imposing peak of which is visible from this marker.

GHM 110-18 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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