Battle of New Hope Church Memorial

Battle of New Hope Church Memorial (HM285I)

Location: Dallas, GA 30132 Paulding County
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N 33° 57.36', W 84° 47.448'

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Confederate Victory

—May 25, 1864 —

North side

In memory of the
Confederate soldiers
of the Army of
Tennessee who fought
and died here
Paulding County

West side

Army of Tennessee
Hood's Army Corps

Maj Gen Alexander Stewart's Division Infantry
Escort Co A, 10th Confederate Cavalry
{List of units}

Army of the Cumberland
XX Army Corps

Maj Gen Joseph Hooker
Escort Co K, 15th IL Cavalry
Williams' First Div
{List of units}

Geary's Second Div
{List of units}

Butterfield's Third Div
{List of units}

South side

Dedicated May 25, 2014 by the
Gen William J. Hardee Camp #1397
Sons of Confederate Veterans
and patriotic citizens who
generously contributed during
the Sesquicentennial of
The War Between the States

East side

Battle of New Hope Church

On Wednesday, May 25, 1864 Federal Maj Gen Joseph Hooker's XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland advanced southward to New Hope Church, crossing the bridge over Pumpkinvine Creek at Owen's Mill 3 miles to the North

The 3 divisions of Hooker's Corps were formed into columns of brigades for the assault, with Williams first, followed by Butterfield's, then Geary's. About 5:00 p.m., the Federals began their advance against Confederate Maj Gen Alexander Stewart's Division of Lt Gen John B. Hood's Corps. Stewart's three brigades were deployed

from left to right with Stovall's GA Brigade (including Companies A and F of the 40th GA infantry from Paulding County) on the left in the cemetery. Clayton's AL Brigade was in the center, Bakers AL Brigade on the right, and Gibson's LA Brigade held in reserve. To Stewart's Division left was Maj Gen Thomas Hindman's Division, and to his right Maj Gen Carter Stevanson's Division.

Eldridge's Battalion of Confederate artillery consisted of Stanfords MS Battery, Fenner's LA Battery and Oliver's Eufaula, AL Battery. The artillery delivered a devastating fire that quickly thinned the attacking Federals, who attacked without artillery support. As darkness fell, a thunderstorm struck and the battle ceased.

Gen Hooker reported 1,665 Federal casualties.
Confederate losses were about 450
HM NumberHM285I
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Gen William J Hardee Camp #1397 Sons of Confederate Veterans and patriotic citizens
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 704139 N 3759476
Decimal Degrees33.95600000, -84.79080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.36', W 84° 47.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 21.6" N, 84° 47' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678, 404
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44-114 Bobo Rd, Dallas GA 30132, US
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