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Dallas in Paulding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Johnston's Headquarters

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
1. Johnston's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. During the fighting at Dallas, New Hope Church, Pickett’s Mill & elsewhere along the opposing Confederate & Federal lines, General J. E. Johnston [CS] had h'dq'rs at the Wm. Wigley house (which stood near here) May 25 - June 1, 1864.

Posey Wigley (10 yr. old son of Wm. & Fanny), later recalled seeing Gen. Johnston at his widowed mother’s house & removal of family & household goods to a place of safety -- hence, Lt. T. B. Mackall's reference to "Widow Wigley's deserted house" as Johnston’s headquarters (O.R. 38, III, 987).
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 110-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 56.883′ N, 84° 47.333′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is at the intersection of Bobo Road and Folsom Road, on the right when traveling north on Bobo Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas GA 30132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atlanta Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Hope Church Phase of Atlanta Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of New Hope Church
Johnston's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
2. Johnston's Headquarters Marker
There is no trace of the Wigley house today.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Polk’s March to Lost Mountain (approx. 0.6 miles away); The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864 (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Hope Battlefield (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Worst Aircraft Disaster in Georgia History (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Federal Attack on Hood’s Corps (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Johnston's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
3. Johnston's Headquarters Marker
Looking south on Bobo Road
Johnston's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
4. Johnston's Headquarters Marker
Looking north on Bobo Road toward New Hope Church, 3/4 mile distant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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