The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864

The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864

Year Erected: 1953

The March of Hardee's Corps, May 23-25, 1864

Marker Text: Lt. Gen. Hardee’s A.C. [CSA], having marched from Stegall’s Station (Emerson) near the Etowah River & camped at the Dr. Smith house, May 23d, passed New Hope Church on the 24th, enroute to the Dallas front.

This moving left flank of Gen. J. E. Johnston’s army [CSA] sought to checkmate the right of Sherman’s army [USA] marching from Kingston in a wide circuit via Van Wert to Dallas.

Hood’s corps [CSA], following Hardee’s from the Etowah, reached New Hope Church, May 25, in time to intercept Hooker’s troops [USA] in their move toward this position.

Tips for Finding This Marker: At the intersection of GA 381 and Bobo Road in Dallas