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African-American Soldiers in Combat - GHS 155-3 - Whitfield Co., GA
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N 34° 46.318 W 084° 57.830
16S E 686331 N 3849644
Quick Description: American Soldiers in Combat marker is located at the Fort Hill School 104 Fort Hill Terrace, downtown Dalton, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2010 10:55:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMAD9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

African-American Soldiers in Combat


Near Dalton on August 15, 1864, during the Civil War, the 14th United States Colored Troops (USCT), whose enlisted men were mostly former slaves, helped drive off a Confederate cavalry attack on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, U.S. General William T. Sherman's main supply line during the Atlanta Campaign. Later, on October 13, 1864, the 44th USCT was in a fort protecting the railroad through Dalton when the garrison commander surrendered to Confederate General John B. Hood. In accordance with Confederate policy, many of the 600 captured black troops were returned to slavery. Black troops rarely saw combat in Georgia, though nearly 200,000 African Americans served in the U.S. armed forces during the war.

Erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: GHS 155-3

Date: 2010

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development

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