Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site of the Robt. C. Saxon House



Marker ID: GHM 064-2
Location: US 41 at the Bartow County Line
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 24.082    W 084° 56.102
  34.401366    -84.93503
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM3PNY
Site of the Robt. C. Saxon House Marker  



Text:

Otherwise known as the Octagon or Gravel House ~ an eight ~ sided stone residence, built in 1856, on the knoll east of here.

May 17, 1864, a rear guard action between Cheatham´s Div., Hardee´s A. C. [CSA] and Newton´s 2d Div., 4th A. C. [USA] was fought along this road. Eight Tenn, Regts, of Wright´s. Maney´s and Vaughan´s [CSA] brigades posted here, defended it during several hours of musketry and artillery fire, withdrawing at midnight. Burned by 73d Illinois Regt. [USA] next day.

GHM 064-2 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1998



 

 

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