The Chase, and a Battle

The Chase, and a Battle (HM6XY)

Location: Dalton, GA 30721 Whitfield County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 39.9', W 84° 56.29'

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To the left over the railroad crossing stood a water tower where the famed "General", of "The Great Locomotive Chase" stopped for water while being chased by the "Texas", April 12, 1862. A brief stop was made at nearby Green's Wood Yard for fuel.

On October 13, 1864, solders of French's division, Steward's Corps Confederate Army of Tennessee launched an attack against 300 men of the 17th Iowa, Volunteer Infantry, under command of Lt. Col. S. M. Archer, U.S. Army. The 17th Iowa was garrisoned here to protect the Western & Atlantic railroad bridges and tracks, many of the men took refuge in a blockhouse, located about 250 yards from here. Selden's Alabama Battery battered the blockhouse with heavy artillery for hours before the garrison surrounded.
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HM NumberHM6XY
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:09pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688923 N 3837827
Decimal Degrees34.66500000, -84.93816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 39.9', W 84° 56.29'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 39' 54.00" N, 84° 56' 17.40" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 Nance Springs Dr, Dalton GA 30721, US
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