Davis' March to Rome historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Davis' March to Rome historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Floyd County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Floyd County, Rome, 34.25704, -85.16467
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: At Civic/Visitors Center, U.S. 27 in Rome
Text of marker: "DAVIS' MARCH TO ROME. May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis' div. (14th A.C.) [USA] left Sugar Valley via roads west of the Oostanaula River to outflank Johnston's forces [CSA] retreating from Resaca. Davis had been informed that Farmer's Bridge on Armuchee Cr. was an Oostanaula crossing. Learning otherwise at Floyd Springs, he reported same to Thomas, who ordered Davis to return to Lay's Ferry; instead, Davis kept on toward Rome, reaching DeSoto Hill, May 17. The river was crossed under fire, May 18, & the Federals occupied Rome where they remained until May 24, when their march to Dallas, Paulding County began. 057-6 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_davis-march-to-rome
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_davis-march-to-rome
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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