Federal Fort

Federal Fort (HM70B)

Location: Cartersville, GA 30120 Bartow County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 9.216', W 84° 46.387'

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Atop the hill to the east was a fort that protected the river bridge, part of the rail line which enabled Sherman to supply his army during the Atlanta Campaign. The rail line has been moved downstream, but piers in the river mark the site of the bridge in 1864. Troops here passed much time in swimming, hiking, picking berries, and they played baseball in the field to the west — doubtless some of the first games in this section.

Often the men went out seeking food, and sometimes were fired upon or captured. There was no major battle in the fort area.
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HM NumberHM70B
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number008-45
Year Placed1997
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 10:09am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 705296 N 3781427
Decimal Degrees34.15360000, -84.77311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.216', W 84° 46.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 12.96" N, 84° 46' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1483 GA-3, Cartersville GA 30120, US
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