Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters
G.W. Hardage house; June 10-14, 1864
Sun. June 12. The Bishop-General read the church service (Episcopal) for his staff, escort, and the Hardage family.
June 14. Polk rode with Johnston, Hardee & others to Pine Mtn. to inspect Bate’s [CS] line at that advanced outpost. While there, Polk was killed by a Federal shell.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.846′ N, 84° 36.452′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnt Hickory Road NW and Hardage Trace NW, on the right when traveling west on Burnt Hickory Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1888 Burnt Hickory Road NW, Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. O. O. Howard’s Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. J. E. Johnston’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardee's Salient (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kennesaw Battlefield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Assault on Pigeon Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kennesaw Spur (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cheatham Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Bishop-General Leonidas Polk. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.