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

General Leonidas Polk Memorial

Death Site Monument on Pine Mountain

 
 
General Leonidas Polk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
1. General Leonidas Polk Memorial
A closer-in view of the upper part of the front face of the monument
Inscription.
South
1861. 1865.
In Memory Of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk
Who fell on this spot June 14, 1864.
Folding his arms across his breast, He stood gazing on the scenes below, Turning himself around as if To take a farewell view.

Thus standing a cannon shot from the enemy's guns crashed through his breast, and opened a wide door through which his spirit took its flight to join his comrades on the other shore.

Surely the earth never opened her arms to allow the head of a braver man to rest upon her bosom.
Surely the light never pushed the darkness back to make brighter the road that leads to the lamb.
And surely the gates of heaven never opened wider to allow a more manly spirit to enter therein.

Erected by J. Gid & Mary J. Morris. 1902.
 
Erected 1902 by J. Gid and Mary J. Morris.
 
Location. 33° 59.337′ N, 84° 38.759′ W. Marker is near Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Beaumont Drive NW half a mile south of Stilesboro Road. Click for map. Start out at the Historical marker for "Pine Mountain" on Beaumont Drive NW. Then, take the walking trail through the woods from that point up to the crest of Pine Mountain. The monument stands
General Leonidas Polk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
2. General Leonidas Polk Memorial
Detail of the front of the monument
near the summit of the mountain. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. one mile away); The Reversed Trench (approx. one mile away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of the Dickson House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Leonidas Polk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
3. General Leonidas Polk Memorial
Detail of the front face of the monument
General Leonidas Polk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
4. General Leonidas Polk Memorial
Detail of the front face of the monument
General Leonidas Polk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
5. General Leonidas Polk Memorial
Detail of the front face of the monument
General Leonidas Polk Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
6. General Leonidas Polk Memorial
Memorial marking the site of his death on Pine Mountain
Death of Gen. Polk Pine Mountain, Kennesaw image. Click for full size.
By Alfred R. Waud, 1864
7. Death of Gen. Polk Pine Mountain, Kennesaw
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,079 times since then and 172 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 1, 2016.
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