Fort Gillem in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A renowned raider, he guarded the flanks of the Confederate Army, with headquarters near present Depot site, covering the Confederate retreat. A member of Congress 1881-1883 and 1885-1900, he was a Major General U. S. Vols. 1898, Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection and was appointed Brig. General, USA. He was one of the nation’s great Cavalry leaders.
Born at Augusta, Georgia, September 10, 1836. Died January 25, 1906.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-AGD-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 33° 37.657′ N, 84° 18.899′ W. Marker is in Fort Gillem, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forest Park GA 30297, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hood Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntosh Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hardee Hall (about 400 feet away); Flankers Road (approx. 1½ miles away); Fort Gillem (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hood Avenue (approx. 2.1 miles away); Iverson Gate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stewart’s & Lee’s A.C. March to Lovejoy’s Sta. (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gillem.
More about this marker. Fort Gillem was designated the Atlanta General Depot at the time the markers were erected, explaining the Georgia Historical Marker numbering. It was renamed the Atlanta Army Depot in 1962, and Fort Gillem in 1973.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.