Allatoona Pass Battlefield
This historic battlefield has been well-preserved by the Corps of Engineers and local volunteers and includes multiple historic markers related to the engagement between the Union and Confederate forces. On October 5, 1864, Confederate forces moved to capture the Western and Atlantic Railroad which would have threatened Union supply lines just as they were capturing large sections of the region. A Union fort defended the area that the Confederates needed to take in order to execute their plans and so a Confederate force was sent to attack the fort. The Confederate forces were achieving some measure of success but retreated when they received a message that Union reinforcements were on the way.
Backstory and Context
Michael, Shaffer. Civil War in Georgia, October 1864: The Battle of Allatoona Pass. AJC.com. October 03, 2014. http://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/civil-war-georgia-october-1864-the-battle-allatoona-pass/dMUBZsK9Aid0owwXdnsr6H/.
Golden, Randy. The Battle of Allatoona Pass. ourgeorgiahistory.com. http://www.ourgeorgiahistory.com/wars/Civil_War/allatoonapass.html.