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

General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters

G.W. Hardage house; June 10-14, 1864

 
 
General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
1. General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  After withdrawing his corps from Lost Mtn. June 9, Polks Hdqrs. [CS] were at the John Kirk house 1 mi. W. on this rd. June 10, hdqrs. were moved to Hardage house.

Sun. June 12. The Bishop-General read the church service (Episcopal) for his staff, escort, and the Hardage family.

June 14. Polk rode with Johnston, Hardee & others to Pine Mtn. to inspect Bates [CS] line at that advanced outpost. While there, Polk was killed by a Federal shell.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 57.846′ N, 84° 36.452′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnt Hickory Road NW and Hardage Trace NW, on the right when traveling west on Burnt Hickory Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
2. General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker
this postal address: 1888 Burnt Hickory Road NW, Marietta GA 30064, 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. O. O. Howards Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. J. E. Johnstons Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Logans 15th A.C. Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardee's Salient (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kennesaw Battlefield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Assault on Pigeon Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kennesaw Spur (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cheatham Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Bishop-General Leonidas Polk. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
3. General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker
The Hardage House is to the right.
General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
4. General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker
The Hardage House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
5. The Hardage House
The G. W. Hardage house has been enlarged and renovated over the years since the Civil War.
Side view of the Hardage House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
6. Side view of the Hardage House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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