Palmetto in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Army of Tennessee
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-112.)
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 September 2, 1864.
Location. 33° 31.047′ N, 84° 40.172′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 29) and Fayetteville Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmetto GA 30268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmetto (here, next to this marker); Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); Willis Pentecost Menefee (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramah Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Palmer Family Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Campbell County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Birthplace of a Confederate Hero (approx. 8.2 miles away); Shadnor Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
Regarding Confederate Army of Tennessee. It can be argued that the events at Palmetto were a series of expensive mistakes, which sped the end of the Confederacy. President Davis' speech was reported in the newspapers, allowing General Sherman to anticipate his military strategies. General Hardee was a highly regarded commander, and General Hood's Tennessee Campaign destroyed the Army of the Tennessee as an effective fighting force.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,328 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.