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Bartow County Historical Markers

Battle of Allatoona


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Allatoona
  • Location: Located at the overlook, end of Ga 20 Spur

BATTLE OF ALLATOONA

After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow, Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French’s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman’s movement.

French found Course with 2,000 men entrenched on the ridge guarding military stores, and with his 3,000 he attacked on October 5, 1864. The fight was costly but indecisive. French lost 799, Corse 706 men. French, not risking an all-out attack, withdrew before aid reached Corse.

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GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1956