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Palmetto in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Army of Tennessee

 
 
Confederate Army of Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
1. Confederate Army of Tennessee Marker
Inscription.  The Army of Tennessee [CS] abandoned Atlanta Sept. 2, 1864, moved to Lovejoy, then to Palmetto, Sept. 19. Most of the Army entrenched 3 miles N. Gen. John B. Hood had headquarters here from Sept. 19 to 29, 1864. Pres. Jefferson Davis visited here Sept. 25th and on the 26th made a speech to the troops 3 miles N. where he was serenaded by the 20th Louisiana Band. That same night Gen. Howell Cobb and Gov. Isham Harris of Tenn. spoke. On the 27th Pres. Davis left for Montgomery. Gen. Hardee was relieved of his command here, Sept. 28, and on the 29th Gen. Hood moved from here to start the disastrous Tennessee Campaign.
 
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
Confederate Army of Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Confederate Army of Tennessee Marker
The Confederate Monument, two cannon, a WPA marker on a marble base, and the old Depot are visible
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Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. The marker is located at a Confederate Monument, in a park adjacent to the old Palmetto Depot. 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.
 
Confederate Army of Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
3. Confederate Army of Tennessee Marker
The marker is in the center of the Confederate Memorial in Palmetto. The two cannon are 24-pdr Siege Howitzers, Model 1844.
 
 
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.

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Aug. 13, 2022