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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Hardee's Corps at Kingston

Hardee's Corps at Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. Hardee's Corps at Kingston Marker
Inscription.  May 18, 1864. Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee's A. C. marched from Adairsville on the road parallel to the State R.R. -- turning E. on this rd. to join Polk's & Hood's corps [CS] at Cassville, which had moved on the direct Adairsville - Cassville road.

Sherman's [US] error in assuming that all of Johnston's army [CS] had marched from Adairsville, as Hardee had, to Kingston, caused him to order his forces concentrated here -- discovering later that the Confederate Army was 5.5 miles E. at Cassville & not at the river S. of Kingston.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 18, 1880.
Location. 34° 14.308′ N, 84° 57.14′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Highway (Georgia Route 293) and Martin Circle, on the left when traveling west on Kingston Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Federal Army at Kingston (here, next to this marker); Rome Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (approx. 0.4 miles away); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial Day (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nellie Margaret Harris Applin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kingston's Rich, Historical Past (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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