Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain
June 14. While observing Federal lines with Generals Johnston and Hardee, General Polk was killed by a shell from a Federal battery -- identity of which is not certain.
The outpost was abandoned the next day and withdrawn to the main line.
Erected 1982 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-23.)
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.
Location. 33° 59.639′ N, 84° 38.287′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Stilesboro Road and Pine Mountain Circle, on the right when traveling west on Stilesboro Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2974 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw GA 30152, 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. Pine Mountain (approx. half a mile away); General Leonidas Polk Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Peter Simonson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Reversed Trench (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text at this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
Also see . . . Leonidas Polk: Southern Civil War General. An interesting biographical story of Lt. General Leonidas Polk, reprinted from the 'Civil War Times." (Submitted on May 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,477 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.