Daily Archive: May 11, 2014

May 11

4th Corps’ Route to Tunnel Hill

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May 7, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Catoosa Springs, moved S. on the road to tunnel Hill – Stanley’s div. in advance, followed by Wood & Newton; Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, commanding. The march was opposed by outposts of Wheeler’s cav. – the road obstructed by felled timber. This move, together with the march …

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May 11

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

Historical Marker: Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

The 1447 foot long Chetoogeta Mountain railroad tunnel is one-half mile east of this marker. The tunnel was completed in 1850 and this opened the W&A RR from Atlanta to Chattanooga. This was the first railroad tunnel completed south of the Mason-Dixon Line and linked railroads from the atlatnic to the Mississippi River. The railroad …

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May 11

Clisby Austin House

Georgia Historical Marker 155-025

400 yds. S.E., at the big spring, is the brick residence known as the austin House. May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, having seized Tunnel Hill – their first movement in the campaign for Atlanta – Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman had headquarters at the Austin house, until May 12. While here, Sherman learned that McPherson’s …

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