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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Federal Army at Kingston

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. The Federal Army at Kingston Marker
Inscription. May 19, 1864. The 4th, followed by the 14th A.C. [US] reached Kingston, 8 a.m. The 4th turned E. to Cassville; a div. of the 14th sent to Gillem´s bridge, Etowah River, finding no retreating Confederates, Johnston´s forces [CS] were at Cassville, 5.5 mi. E.

McPherson´s 15th and 16th A.C. [US], moving S. from Barnsley´s, camped on Woolley´s plantation 2 mi. W; 4th, 20th & 23d A.C. at Cassville.

Sherman´s forces in camp to May 23, when advance across the Etowah began. Of the 3 bridges, Milam´s, Gillem´s & Woolley´s, only Milam´s was burned by the Confederates.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.308′ N, 84° 57.144′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Highway (Georgia Route 293) and Hall Station Road, on the right when traveling west on Kingston Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hardee's Corps at Kingston ( here, next to this marker); Rome Railroad
The Federal Army at Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. The Federal Army at Kingston Marker
Another Georgia Historic Marker, "Hardee's Corps at Kingston", is in the background.
( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston ( approx. 0.4 miles away); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial Day ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Sherman’s March to the Sea ( approx. half a mile away); Kingston Methodist Church ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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