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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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May 10

Tunnel Hill

Tunnel Hill

May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, began the campaign for Atlanta by seizing Tunnel Hill. Howard’s 4th A.C., having marched from Catoosa Springs, drove Wheeler’s Cav. from the R.R. tunnel S. to Mill Creek Gap. Palmer’s 14th A.C., moving from Ringgold (U.S. Highway 41), supported Howard on his right and …

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May 10

Harris’ Gap

Harris' Gap

In 1864 the direct road from Tunnel Hill to Varnell’s, passed through Harris Gap at this point, which is just N. of where Rocky Face drops off into continuous foot-hills. Federal operations in Crow Valley by the 23d A.C. [Army Corps], began with its march S. from the Dr. Lee house to this road. Schofield …

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May 10

Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals

Confederate Hosptals

In 1862-1863 several Confederate hospitals were located here. The sick and wounded Confederate soldiers drank of the health – giving waters of the several mineral springs in this area. Drinking this mineral water and bathing in it enabled many sick soldiers to return to duty. Early in October 1863 these hospitals were abandoned to prevent …

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Jun 27

Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia

The Confederate flag of Pickens County's Company E "€œTate's Guards,"€ 23rd Georgia Confederate Infantry, is now in the Chicago Historical Society

Press Release courtesy of Robert Scott Davis, Jr. PICKENS COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR FEATURED IN NEW BOOK One of Georgia’s most popular legends has been the story of how a group of citizens in Jasper raised a United States flag in front of the courthouse in 1860 in protest to Georgia seceding from the …

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Jun 27

Military Monday: David Caylor

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David Caylor and family were enumerated in the Grassy Knob District of Pickens County, Georgia. He at age 35, born in North Carolina, was head of house. Other household members included Permelia, age 31, born in North Carolina and six children all born in Georgia: Martha, age 13; George, age 12; Lucinda, age 8; Minerva, …

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