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Smyrna in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs.

 
 
The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
1. The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. S. on this rd., .8 mi. stands the ante-bellum residence of Alexander Eaton (1809-1905). July 3, 4, 5, 1864, the intrenched lines of Gen. John B. Hood’s A.C. [CS] extended along the rd. from the Gann Cem. to site of Cooper’s Lake. The Eaton house, being but 1 mi. E. of these lines, was used by Gen. Hood as headquarters.

From Eaton’s house, Hood directed his troops in the Battle of Ruff’s Mill, July 4 -- the A.C. being left flank of Johnston’s Smyrna-Ruff’s Mill line [CS], after his retreat from Kennesaw. Rufus Eaton, age 6, son of Alex. said he saw Johnston at the house during the battle.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-78.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 51.41′ N, 84° 30.861′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cobb Drive (Georgia Route 280) 0.1 miles south of King Springs Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Emory Adventist Hospital. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna GA 30080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
2. The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker
The marker in front of the Emory Adventist Hospital
, measured as the crow flies. Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Smyrna (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Marked Burial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shoupade Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Shoupade (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Regarding The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs.. The house no longer stands.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
3. The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker
Looking north on Cobb Drive, toward Kennesaw Mountain
The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
4. The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s Headquarters Marker
Looking south on Cobb Drive, toward Atlanta
 
 
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