Historic Markers Across Georgia



Clisby Austin House



Marker ID: GHM 155-25
Location: At the railroad tracks at Oak St in Tunnel Hill
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 50.406    W 085° 2.589
  34.84010715    -85.04314229
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6218
Clisby Austin House Marker  



Text:

400 yds. S.E., at the big spring, is the brick residence known as the Austin house. May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, having seized Tunnel hill~ ~ their first movement in the campaign for Atlanta ~ Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman had headquarters at the Austin house, until May 12. While here, Sherman learned that McPherson´s forces had failed to cut the R.R. at Resaca, after seizing Snake Creek Gap ~ May 9, whereupon the attempts at Rocky Face, Crow Valley & Mill creek Gap, were dropped & all Federal units but the 4th A.C., Stoneman´s & McCook´s cav., were shifted May 12, to the Resaca front via Villanow and Snake Creek Gap.

GHM 155-25 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISION 1954



 

 

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