The Orphan Brigade at Dallas

The Orphan Brigade at Dallas (HMDHU)

Location: Dallas, GA 30132 Paulding County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 55.208', W 84° 49.765'

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May 28, 1864. On ridge W., were the intrenched lines of the 1st div., 15th A.C. & the 2d div., 16th A.C. [US]; beyond ravine E., the lines of Bates div. of Hardee's corps [CS].

Late afternoon, Lewis' Ky. (Orphan) & Finley's Florida brigades, [CS] made a desperate assault across the ravine & scaled the high ground W. - the Orphans in the advance - their losses, 51 per cent because of failure to receive orders to withdraw.

This futile attempt by the Ky. Orphans is one of the notable instances of heroism & disaster in the Atlanta Campaign.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number110-13
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 700654 N 3755422
Decimal Degrees33.92013333, -84.82941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.208', W 84° 49.765'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 12.48" N, 84° 49' 45.90" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 273 Merchants Dr, Dallas GA 30132, US
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