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

Frenchís Div. at Rome

 
 
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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 Ector was withdrawn at midnight -- leaving a small force to defend the city.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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
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 Dogwood Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is at the edge of the parking lot for the Rome Visitors' Center. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker
Frenchís Div. at Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
, measured as the crow flies. 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); Floyd County (approx. half a mile away); Opera Alley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (approx. one mile away); Georgiaís Paul Revere (approx. one mile away); Chieftains (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 51 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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