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Gen. Cleburne's Hdqrs.

 
 
Gen. Cleburne's Hdqrs. Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
1. Gen. Cleburne's Hdqrs. Marker Post
Inscription. On hill 200 yds. west stood the ante-bellum res. of Archibald Whitehead, headquarters of General Patrick R. Cleburne, [CS] July 10-18, 1864.

After withdrawal of Johnstons army to this side of the river, night of July 9, his forces were posted at various points in this vicinity until Federal movements determined defensive measures. When ascertained, Johnstons preparations for defense were disrupted by his relief of army command, night of July 17, & the appointment of Hood as his successor.

July 18. Cleburnes div. & the rest of Hardees A.C. were shifted to the valley of Peachtree Creek between Peachtree & Howell Mill Roads.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-88.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 47.29′ N, 84° 26.212′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Johnson Road and West Marietta Street NW, on the right when traveling west on Johnson Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Gen. Cleburne's Hdqrs. Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
2. Gen. Cleburne's Hdqrs. Marker Post
Looking northeast from Johnson Road: at the intersection Perry Boulevard is to the left, Marietta Road straight ahead, and West Marietta Street to the right. The marker pole is to the extreme left.
markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. French's Line (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Army Command Changed (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Errant Line (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Davis' Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frenchs Division Hoods Left Flank (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gen. Stewarts H'dq'rs. (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Atlanta's Outer Line (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared. The replacement marker was knocked off the post something in early 2009. It leaned against the post for some time, then vanished. The text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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