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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2310_stilesboro-academy_Cartersville-GA.html
Prior to the Civil War the state did not provide for public education. Consequently, the settlers in the Stilesboro community decided to erect an academy for the education of their children. A public subscription raised $5,000 to erect the school.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1T_the-deep-cut_Cartersville-GA.html
The immediate level, directly below the top, is a berm or shoulder excavated to prevent earth from falling into the cut and blocking the tracks and corresponds to the top of the rock strata. Beyond this berm, the Western and Atlantic Railroad bed …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1S_military-service-road_Cartersville-GA.html
The Federal defenses at Allatoona included a military service road that crossed the Tennessee Wagon Road at this point. The military road connected the fortified positions at the Eastern Redoubt on the right side with positions closer to the railr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1R_the-allatoona-mountain-range_Cartersville-GA.html
The Allatoona Mountain range is the southernmost spur of Appalachian Mountain. Years before the war, Lieutenant William T. Sherman spent time surveying this area for the U.S. Army; therefore, he understood the formidable military defense these mou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1Q_4th-minnesota-regimental-headquarters_Cartersville-GA.html
On this site stood a wood frame "dog-trot" style house that served as the regimental headquarters for the 4th Minnesota Regiment, the permanent Federal garrison in Allatoona under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Tourtellotte. Here is …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1P_the-eastern-redoubt_Cartersville-GA.html
The eastern redoubt was constructed with six-foot tall earth parent and a six-foot deep ditch surrounding the fort on all sides. Gun embrasures allowed cannon to be fired at the enemy from this defensive position. Under the command of Lieutenant C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1O_the-crows-nest_Cartersville-GA.html
At this approximate locations stood the Crow┬┤s Nest, a sixty-foot tall Georgia Pine surmounted by a signal platform. Before and after the battle, information to General Sherman was sent by signal flag communication from this platform to signal st…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1N_federal-trenches_Cartersville-GA.html
During the night of October 4, Federal troops anxiously awaited in their defenses for the attack they knew would come. Harvey M. Tremble at the 93rd Illinois Regiment recalled: "That night the command slept under arms. All knew that the morn…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1M_the-foot-bridge_Cartersville-GA.html
At this point, a crude wooden bridge spanned the cut about 90 feet above the railroad tracks. It was constructed by felling two pine trees across the cut, planking over them and adding a hand rail. During the battle, Private Edwin R. Fullington of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N1K_grave-of-the-unknown-hero_Cartersville-GA.html
Local families once recalled a few days after the battle, a wooden box addressed "Allatoona, Georgia" arrived at the station with no information as to its origin. Six local women found a deceased Confederate soldier in the box and buried him along…
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