Polk's March to Lost Mountain
June 4, 1864. The embattled forces of Gen. J. E. Johnston´s army, [Confed.] having confronted Sherman´s army [Union] on the Dallas-New Hope Church front, since May 25, abandoned the position & shifted eastward because of Sherman´s movement back to the State R.R.
Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk´s corps [Confed.] held the center of Johnston´s line, at New Hope Church, & in the withdrawal E. from this sector marched by this road toward Lost Mountain, the imposing peak of which is visible from this marker.
GHM 110-18 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953