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Bartow County Historical Markers

Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Allatoona October 5, 1864
  • Location: Located on Allatoona Road in Allatoona

BATTLE OF ALLATOONA October 5, 1864

After artillery firing & repeated assaults by French’s Troops, the Federals made a final stand in the Star Fort W. of rock cut. Failing to dislodge the defenders, French retreated to New Hope Church in Paulding County.

French’s division consisted of Young’s, Cockrell’s, & Sear’s Brigades. 3,276; losses 799. Corse’s command: Alexander’s & Rowett’s Brigades, 2137; losses 706.

This battle inspired the gospel hymn: “Hold the fort for I am Coming.”

008-6 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952