Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson

Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (HM918)

Location: Calhoun, GA 30701 Gordon County
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N 34° 29.731', W 84° 57.897'

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May 16, 1864, Walker div. of Hardee A.C. [CS], having delayed McPherson troops (15th & 16th A.C.) [US], at Lay Ferry ( 3.25 mi. N.W.) the day before,was joined here by 2 division ~ Bate and Cleburne's [CS].

Deploying on both sides of Oothcalooga creek, the left of the line covering the road to Adairsville, Hardee ~ facing N. & W. ~ held McPherson forces throughout the day to enable the Confederate wagon trains to proceed to Adairsville.

This, the Battle of Rome Cross ~ Roads, was an episode of the Atlanta Campaign.
HM NumberHM918
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number064-18
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686848 N 3818979
Decimal Degrees34.49551667, -84.96495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 29.731', W 84° 57.897'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 29' 43.86" N, 84° 57' 53.82" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 925 Oothcalooga St, Calhoun GA 30701, US
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