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Gordon County Historical Markers

Calhoun, GA. May 16, 1864.

  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Calhoun, GA. May 16, 1864.
  • Location: Located in front of post office in Calhoun on US 41

Gen. J.E Johnston’s three Corps, [CSA] after 2 days of battle at Resaca - outflanked by superior Federal forces - withdrew S.

Hood’s Corps marched by a road 1 mile E.; Polk’s & Hardee’s on direct road to Calhoun - Polk continued to Adairsville.

Hardee’s Corps shifted to the S.W. where, on the banks of Oothcaloga Creek, Bate’s Walker’s & Cleburne’s divisions in a rear guard action, delayed the advance of McPherson’s Army of Tennessee [USA] for 24 hours to secure the passage of the wagon trains.