Allatoona Pass Battlefield
Allatoona Pass is one of the most historically significant battlefields in Georgia, and it features a deep railroad cut that was the site of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. On October 5, 1864, just a few months after the burning of Atlanta, one of the most stubbornly fought battles of the Civil War was waged on its soil. Of the 5,301 men engaged, 30 percent lost their lives during the five-hour battle. Today, the earthworks and trenches are well preserved, and an interpretive sign tell the battle’s story. The site is managed by Red Top Mountain State Park.
To get to Allatoona Pass, take I-75 exit 283 (Emerson Allatoona Road) toward the east and follow signs. Red Top Mountain State Park is located off exit 285, on Lake Allatoona.