Thursday, August 30, 2012

Looking for NC's Civil War: the charge of the 58th and 60th at Resaca

It had been a long winter for the men in the 58th and 60th North Carolina regiments in and around Dalton, Georgia. However, with Sherman's men poised just to their north, no one could really look forward to the spring campaigns. During the attacks on May 14 - 15, 1864, the 58th and 60th Regiments, a part of Reynolds' brigade, Stevenson's division, launched an attack across these fields, and pushed the Federals back. Sherman, however, soon moved a force further to the south, and Johnston was forced to abandon his position and fall back, keeping himself between Sherman and Atlanta.

This photo was taken in May 2008.

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