Confederate Army of Tenn. at Cassville

Year Erected: 1953

Photo credit to David Seibert

Photo credit to David Seibert

Marker Text: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s forces [CSA] reaching Cassville May 18, 1864 from Resaca 30 m. N., took positions on ridge W. of the town & prepared to withstand the advancing Federals. May 19: Pursuant to this intention, Hood’s corps [CSA] moved N. of the town to oppose the Federal 20th & 23rd corp. marching S. from Adairsville.

But Hood’s corp. diverted by an attack on its right by McCook’s cavalry [USA] changed front and was ordered, with the rest of the Army [CSA] to withdraw to ridge E. & S. of the town.

Tips for Finding This Marker: At the intersection of US 41 and Willow Lane in Cassville.