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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Frenchís Div. at Rome

 
 
Frenchís Div. at Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Frenchís Div. at Rome Marker
Inscription.  May 16, 1864. Maj. Gen. S.G. French, in person, reached Rome from Ala., enroute with his div. (Polkís A.C.), to join Johnstonís army [CS] at Cassville. Searsí brigade was sent to Kingston that night.

May 17. Ectorís, resisting Davisí approach on the Armuchee rd., was sent across the Oostanaula with Rossí & J. T. Morganís cav. Cockrell's brigade arrived at dark & went on to Kingston. Ector was withdrawn at midnight -- leaving a small force to defend the city.

French made a token defense, only, as he was under strict orders to reinforce Johnstonís army, confronted by five corps of the Federal army under Sherman, at Cassville.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-8.)
 
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 May 16, 1836.
 
Location. 34° 15.689′ N, 85° 9.976′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Reservoir Street, 0 miles east of
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Dogwood Drive, on the left when traveling east. The marker is at the edge of the parking lot for the Rome Visitors' Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Occupation of Rome (here, next to this marker); Davisí March to Rome (here, next to this marker); De Soto In Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral John Henry Towers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Floyd County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Frenchís Div. at Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Frenchís Div. at Rome Marker
The marker (center) stands with two others at the edge of the parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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