Battle of Lay's Ferry

Battle of Lay's Ferry (HM8ZS)

Location: Calhoun, GA 30701 Gordon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 31.005', W 84° 59.418'

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May 14, 1864. A contingent from Sweeny (2d) div., 16th A.C. [US] made a crossing here in pontoon boats, but on a rumor of Confederate crossings upstream, it withdrew.

May 15. The division, supported by Welker Artillery [US], crossed in force & deployed to meet the immediate attack by Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker div.,Hardee A.C. [CS], in the area between the George W. Frix house & the Oostanaula River.

This Federal move on the Confederate left & rear forced Johnston [CS] to evacuate his lines at Resaca.
HM NumberHM8ZS
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number064-19
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 684473 N 3821288
Decimal Degrees34.51675000, -84.99030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.005', W 84° 59.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 0.30" N, 84° 59' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 624-798 Hunt Rd NW, Calhoun GA 30701, US
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