Civil War History - Preservation

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Atlanta Campaign 1864


With 110,000 Union troops under William T. Sherman arrayed against him, General Joseph E. Johnston concentrated his 60,000-man army into fish-hook-shaped line on the hills north of the town of Resaca.  For two days, Sherman hurled his troops against fortified positions, resulting in a bloody stalemate that foreshadowed the rest of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign that followed.


The Civil War Trust has a tremendous opportunity to save 538 acres at Resaca and Dallas, two crucial engagements of the Atlanta Campaign.  This land represents not only a major preservation achievement in the state of Georgia, but it is also a milestone for the Trust as an organization: with this acquisition, we will have saved over 30,000 acres of hallowed ground. With your help we reach this new preservation landmark. 


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The Gazebo at Dallas Trailhead Spur (available, beginning June 2011) is a beautiful location for a wedding.  The seasonal plantings, fountain and gazebo provide a lovely background with little or no added decorating.


The Gazebo is available for bookings seven days a week, and is available between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm only. Weddings are booked on a first come, first served basis. Your wedding will be placed on our calendar when your application is completed and the fee has been paid.


Rental Information and Details Here

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The Orphan Brigade at Dallas Marker
Inscription. May 28, 1864. On ridge W., were the intrenched lines of the 1st div., 15th A.C. & the 2d div., 16th A.C. [US]; beyond ravine E., the lines of Bates div. of Hardee's corps [CS].


Late afternoon, Lewis' Ky. (Orphan) & Finley's Florida brigades, [CS] made a desperate assault across the ravine & scaled the high ground W. - the Orphans in the advance - their losses, 51 per cent because of failure to receive orders to withdraw.


This futile attempt by the Ky. Orphans is one of the notable instances of heroism & disaster in the Atlanta Campaign.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historic Commission. (Marker Number 110-13.)
Location. 33 55.208′ N, 84 49.765′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Merchants Drive (Georgia Route 6) 0.1 miles west of Hampton Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map.  


The marker is in front of the U.S. Post Office. Merchants Drive (GA Highway 6) is the old US Highway 278 through the center of Dallas. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Merchants Drive, Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.

Preservation Efforts


Additional Information Will Be Placed Here


Civil War Heritage Trail Markers in Dallas - Paulding County

Historical Markers will also be placed in Sara Babb Park and in the Civil War Memorial Trailhead Park.

The City of Dallas - Partners in Preservation - The Civil War Trust and Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails

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