African-American Soldiers in Combat historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
African-American Soldiers in Combat historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
2010
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Whitfield County
African Americans--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Whitfield County, 34.8056116, -84.9672206
United States, Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton, 34.7698, -84.97022
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Fort Hill School, 104 Fort Hill Terrace, Dalton
Text of marker: "African-American Soldiers in Combat. Near Dalton on August 15, 1864, during the Civil War, the 14th United States Colored Troops (USCT), whose enlisted men were mostly former slaves, helped drive off a Confederate cavalry attack on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, U.S. General William T. Sherman's main supply line during the Atlanta Campaign. Later, on October 13, 1864, the 44th USCT was in a fort protecting the railroad through Dalton when the garrison commander surrendered to Confederate General John B. Hood. In accordance with Confederate policy, many of the 600 captured black troops were returned to slavery. Black troops rarely saw combat in Georgia, though nearly 200,000 African Americans served in the U.S. armed forces during the war. 2010.6 Erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development 155-3"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_african-american-soldiers-in-combat
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_african-american-soldiers-in-combat
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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