Bartow History Museum welcomes Diane Mooney, whose family owns and lives in the historic Clayton-Mooney house, to the upcoming Evening Lecture on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. The house is located at the entrance to the Allatoona Pass Battlefield.
The Clayton house was built prior to 1844 by John Clayton, and Union troops commandeered the house in 1864 to use as a command post for the Allatoona garrison. It also served as a field hospital during and after the battle at Allatoona Pass on October 5, 1864. Approximately 5,413 troops fought in the day-long battle, with a total of 1,505 losses.
Bullet holes still remain in the weather boarding of the house, and there are approximately 21 unknown Confederate soldiers who died in the hospital buried in the back yard of the house. John Clayton died in the house on November 6, 1864, one month after the battle, partially due to shock, as he and his family were residing in the house during the battle.
Mooney will talk about living in the historic house and some of the artifacts her family has found on their property over the years. Following the lecture, she will be available for questions and visitors are invited to view the exhibit “1864: The War Comes Home” which includes artifacts from the Clayton-Mooney house.
The lecture will take place at the Bartow History Museum on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville. For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.