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Bartow County Historical Markers

Battle of Allatoona


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Battle of Allatoona
  • Location: Located at entrance to Allatoona Landing Marina

BATTLE OF ALLATOONA PASS October 5, 1864

Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, Army of Tenn. [CSA], while enroute N. from Palmetto, Ga., sent Lt. Gen. A.P. Stewart’s Corps to destroy the State R.R. from Big Shanty to the Etowah river. Stewart seized Big Shanty and Acworth on the 3d, and French’s Div. was sent on the 4th, to capture Allatoona. Daylight, the 5th, French [CSA] deployed his troops around the Federal garrison, commanded by Gen. John M. Corse [USA], posted on high ground E., and W. of the rock cut.

008-5 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1989