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Fort Gillem in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Iverson Gate

 
 
Iverson Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
1. Iverson Gate Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Brig. General Alfred Iverson, Jr., CSA. He became a first lieutenant, First U. S. Cavalry, 1856. In 1861 he resigned commission in U. S. Army and joined the Confederacy as a Colonel. Promoted to Brig. General in November 1862. He was in charge of a brigade of Wheeler’s Cavalry deployed on Depot’s present site, with mission of protecting Macon & Western Railroad, main supply line.

Born at Clinton, Georgia, February 14, 1829. Died March 31, 1911.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-AGD-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 37′ N, 84° 20.933′ W. Marker is in Fort Gillem, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Hood Avenue and North 36th Street, on the right when traveling west on Hood Avenue. Click for map. The marker stands at the Iverson Gate to Gillem Enclave, which is open only limited hours. Gillem Enclave is a portion of the now-closed Fort Gillem, which remains an active military installation. It is a restricted area. Marker is in this post office area: Forest Park GA 30297, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
Iverson Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
2. Iverson Gate Marker
Jonesboro Road, Georgia Highway 54, is in the background.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hood Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gillem (approx. 0.6 miles away); Flankers Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Hood Avenue (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wheeler Drive (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hardee Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); McIntosh Gate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Morrow, Georgia (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Gillem.
 
More about this marker. Fort Gillem was designated the Atlanta General Depot at the time the markers were erected, explaining the Georgia Historical Marker numbering. It was renamed the Atlanta Army Depot in 1962, and Fort Gillem in 1973.
 
Regarding Iverson Gate. Iverson Gate was the western gate to Fort Gillem. It now serves that same purpose for Gillem Enclave.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Iverson Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
3. Iverson Gate Marker
Looking east on Hood Avenue from Iverson Gate at Gillem Enclave.
Iverson Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
4. Iverson Gate Marker
The marker and Iverson Gate
Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By New Georgia Encyclopedia
5. Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, C.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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