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

Historic McKelvey House

Polk's HQRS.-May 19, 1864

 
 
Historic McKelvey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
1. Historic McKelvey House Marker
Inscription.  
Here the night of May 19, 1864, the Confederate Generals Joe Johnston, Leonidas Polk and John B. Hood, held a conference, the results of which caused the Confederates to abandon Cassville and to move south of the Etowah. Although Johnston intended to fight here.

Marker erected 1948

By Patriots Of Bartow County

Inscription by Col. Thomas Spencer

 
Erected 1948 by Patriots Of Bartow County.
 
Location. 34° 13.595′ N, 84° 50.719′ W. Marker is in Cassville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Mac Johnson Rd. NW, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located on private property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cassville GA 30123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Campaign (approx. mile away); Affair at Cassville (approx. mile away); Confederate Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site - Cherokee Baptist College
Historic McKelvey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
2. Historic McKelvey House Marker
This shows the monument and the tree it sits under. The nearby additional Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker is only about four feet away. Due to the location being private property, the busy road and ditch it was not possible to get both markers in the same picture.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Noble Hill Rosenwald School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Cassville (approx. 1.6 miles away); Town Of Cassville (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cassville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is barely visible during winter when the leaves have fallen from the underbrush. It was spotted at the base of a tree, while trying to get a clear picture of the Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters, Georgia state historic marker #008-38
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Cassville Historical Society. History of Cassville & History of the Cassville Heritage Association. You can read more on the McKelvey House and conference, and about the battle. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
3. Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker
This is a closeup of the nearby Georgia Historical Commission Marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,960 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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