Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman Headquarters
May 19-23, 1864Sherman [US] occupied the Hargis house for three days of reorganization of forces in the campaign that ended at Atlanta.
Assuming the Johnston army [CS] had moved, from Adairsville, directly on Kingston & the river crossings S., May 18, led Sherman to concentrate his forces here — only to discover that Johnston had gone directly to Cassville where, without making a stand, he retreated to Allatoona, May 20th. Sherman countered May 23, by moving due S.