Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Resaca



Marker ID: GHM 155-1
Location: US 41 about .4 mile N of Gordon County line at the church
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 37.377    W 084° 57.016
  34.62295269    -84.9502628
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4BKX
Battle of Resaca Marker  



Text:

May 14, 1864: The 20th Corps [USA] was shifted from Camp Creek Valley, 0.5 mi. W. & aligned across rd.~ the 2d & 3d Divs. In reserve; the 1st Div. prolonging Stanley´s Div. (4th A.C.) [USA] to the State R.R., east.

May 15: Butterfield´s (3d) & Geary´s (2d) Divs. Of 20th A.C. [USA], astride rd., moved in assault on Hood´s line [CSA] 0.7 mi. S. in an attempt to break through.

Butterfield, W. of the rd. led off, followed by Geary, E. of the rd., 6 brigades in all. They failed to break Hood´s line [CSA], but seized & removed the 4 guns of Corput´s Cherokee Battery [CSA].

GHM 155-1 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1997



 

 

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