Battle of Resaca
May 14, 1864
The Battle of Resaca was one of the few
places where the entire armies of Sherman
and Johnston faced each other in the Atlanta
Campaign. Judah's (2nd) Div., 23rd Army
Corps & part of the 14th Corps moved
from the high bluff west of Camp Creek 3/4
mile west to the valley floor & attempted to
carry Confederate works east of the stream.
Met by blazing musketry & artillery fire from
Hindman's and Bates Divs., posted on the
ridge (east) the Federals sought refuge in the
stream-bed & made no further progress. This
tragic and futile episode is unique in the annals
of the Atlanta Campaign.