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.