Tue., October 12, 2010 5:28pm
A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where African-American soldiers fought during the Civil War. On October 13, 1864, 800 black Federal troops were poised to defend Fort Hill in Dalton from 40,000 advancing Confederates. Heavily outnumbered, they surrendered with tragic results. Southern troops executed many of them, and re-enslaved others.