Battle of Allatoona

Battle of Allatoona (HM91O)

Location: Cartersville, GA 30121 Bartow County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 6.853', W 84° 42.937'

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October 5, 1864

After artillery firing and repeated assaults by French troops, [CS] the Federals made a final stand in the star fort W. of rock cut. Failing to dislodgethe defenders, French retreated to New Hope Church in Paulding County.

French division consisted of Young, Cockrell, & Sear Brigades, [CS] 3,276; losses 799. Corse command: Alexander & Rowett Brigades, [US] 2137; losses, 706.

This battle inspired the gospel hymn, "Hold the fort for I am coming".
HM NumberHM91O
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number008-6
Year Placed1952
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 710695 N 3777176
Decimal Degrees34.11421667, -84.71561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 6.853', W 84° 42.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 6' 51.18" N, 84° 42' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 621 Old Allatoona Rd SE, Cartersville GA 30121, US
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