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After the fall of Atlanta, Hood moved northward to threaten the Western & Atlantic Railroad, Sherman’s supply line.
Battle Description and Results
Allatoona Pass MarkerHe attacked a number of minor garrisons and damaged track during October 2-4. Sherman sent reinforcements—John M. Corse’s brigade—to Allatoona just before the Rebels attacked there.

Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French’s Confederate division arrived near Allatoona at sunrise on the 5th. After demanding a surrender and receiving a negative reply, French attacked. The Union outer line survived a sustained two and a half hour attack, but then fell back and regrouped in an earthen “Star” fort of Allatoona Pass. French repeatedly attacked, but the fort held.

The Rebels began to run out of ammunition, and reports of arriving Union reinforcements influenced them to move off and rejoin Hood’s force.

Results: Union victory
General Information
BulletLocation: Bartow County
BulletCampaign: Franklin-Nashville Campaign (1864)
BulletDate: October 5, 1864
BulletPrincipal Commanders: Brig. Gen. John M. Corse [US]; Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French [CS]
BulletForces Engaged: One brigade (1,944 men) [US]; one division (approx. 2,000 men) [CS]
BulletEstimated Casualties: 1,505 total (US 706; CS 799)

This historic treasure is open every day from 9am until 5pm. It's a nice place to visit for a relaxing day outing.

Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 770-975-0055 – Address: Old Allatoona Rd., Cartersville, Georgia 30121 - Free admission and parking.
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