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Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain

 
 
Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
1. Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker
Inscription. The wooded knob W. was a fortified outpost, 1.25 miles north of Johnstonís intrenched line from Lost to Brushy Mountains, June 5-15, 1864. Pine Mountain was held by Bateís division of Hardeeís A. C., 5th Co. Washington Artillery of N. Orleans & Lt. R. T. Beauregardís S. Carolina Battery.

June 14. While observing Federal lines with Generals Johnston and Hardee, General Polk was killed by a shell from a Federal battery -- identity of which is not certain.

The outpost was abandoned the next day and withdrawn to the main line.
 
Erected 1982 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.639′ N, 84° 38.287′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Stilesboro Road and Pine Mountain Circle, on the right when traveling west on Stilesboro Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2974 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Mountain (approx. half a mile away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial
Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
2. Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker
THe marker is on an unusually short monopole.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Action Around Latimerís Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text at this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Also see . . .  Leonidas Polk: Southern Civil War General. An interesting biographical story of Lt. General Leonidas Polk, reprinted from the 'Civil War Times." (Submitted on May 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
3. Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker
Looking west on Stilesboro Road, toward Pine Mountain
Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
4. Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Marker
Looking east on Stilesboro Road, toward Kennesaw Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,055 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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