Historic Markers Across Georgia

Stevenson's Line

Marker ID: GHM 155-20
Location: 50 yards S of Poplar Church Rd .1 mile E of Crow Valley Rd
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 50.065    W 084° 59.574
  34.83441666    -84.9929
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM620D
Stevenson's Line Marker  


During demonstrations on Rocky Face and in Crow Valley, by 4th and 23rd A.C. troops [Federal], the N. line of Dalton´s defense works crossed the road here. Stevenson´s div. (Hood´s A.C.) [Confederate] held this sector, his left at Cheatham´s line, at Signal Station on Rocky Face; his right at Ault´s Creek, E.

May 9, 1864. Stevenson´s men repulsed the 23d A.C. in Crow Valley, and the desperate attempt by Harker´s and Wagner´s brigade, Newton´s div., 4th Army Corps¨ to break the left of Stevenson at and near the top of Rocky Face, where Pettus´ and Brown´s brigades were posted behind stone breastworks that are still there.

GHM 155-20 Georgia Historical Commission 2001