Davis' March to Rome

Davis' March to Rome (HMKLW)

Location: Rome, GA 30161 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.687', W 85° 9.975'

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May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis' div. (14th A.C.) [US] left Sugar Valley via roads west of the Oostanaula River to outflank Johnston's forces [CS] retreating from Resaca.

Davis had been informed that Farmer's Bridge on Armuchee Cr. was an Oostanaula crossing. Learning otherwise at Floyd Springs, he reported same to Thomas, who ordered Davis to return to Lay's Ferry; instead, Davis kept on toward Rome, reaching DeSoto Hill, May 17.

The river was crossed under fire, May 18, & the Federals occupied Rome where they remained until May 24, when their march to Dallas, Paulding County began.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number057-6
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 668832 N 3792666
Decimal Degrees34.26145000, -85.16625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.687', W 85° 9.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 41.22" N, 85° 9' 58.50" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Civic Center Dr, Rome GA 30161, US
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