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Fort Gillem in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hood Avenue

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
1. Hood Avenue Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of General John Bell Hood (USMA 1853), who was a Lieut. General in command of the 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee, CSA, during Atlanta Campaign in 1864. He succeeded General Joseph E. Johnston as commanding general of Confederate forces who were defeated in the Battle of Atlanta and whose troops fought a delaying action on the Depot site during the retreat. Born at Owingsville, Ky., June 1, 1831. Died August 30, 1879.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-AGD-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.98′ N, 84° 20.891′ W. Marker is in Fort Gillem, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Hood Avenue and North 36th Street, on the right when traveling east on Hood Avenue. Touch for map. The marker stands in the Gillem Enclave, a portion of the former Fort Gillem which remains an active military installation. It is a restricted area. Marker is in this post office area: Forest Park GA 30297, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iverson Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gillem
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
2. Hood Avenue Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Flankers Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hood Avenue (approx. 2 miles away); Wheeler Drive (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hardee Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); McIntosh Gate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Morrow, Georgia (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gillem.
 
More about this marker. Fort Gillem was designated the Atlanta General Depot at the time the markers were erected, explaining the Georgia Historical Marker numbering. It was renamed the Atlanta Army Depot in 1962, and Fort Gillem in 1973.m
 
Regarding Hood Avenue. Hood Avenue ran from Iverson Gate to McIntosh Gate at Fort Gillem; it was effectively the main road of the post.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
3. Hood Avenue Marker
Looking west on Hood Avenue, at Gillem Enclave's Iverson Gate
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
4. Hood Avenue Marker
Looking east on Hood Avenue, which runs through Gillem Enclave and Fort Gillem to McIntosh Gate.
Hood Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 6, 2012
5. Hood Avenue Marker
Looking east on Hood Avenue; appearantly deer remain a problem on the base.
General John Bell Hood, CSA, after whom Hood Avenue is named. image. Click for full size.
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6. General John Bell Hood, CSA, after whom Hood Avenue is named.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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