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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Gillem, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Clayton County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clayton County, GA (49) DeKalb County, GA (102) Fayette County, GA (14) Fulton County, GA (372) Henry County, GA (21) Spalding County, GA (24)  ClaytonCounty(49) Clayton County (49)  DeKalbCounty(102) DeKalb County (102)  FayetteCounty(14) Fayette County (14)  FultonCounty(372) Fulton County (372)  HenryCounty(21) Henry County (21)  SpaldingCounty(24) Spalding County (24)
Location of Fort Gillem, Georgia
    Clayton County (49)
    DeKalb County (102)
    Fayette County (14)
    Fulton County (372)
    Henry County (21)
    Spalding County (24)
 
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1Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-6 — Flankers Road
Commemorating action of General Iverson’s cavalrymen of Wheeler’s Corps in this vicinity who attempted to protect the railhead of Macon & Western Railroad for retreating Confederate troops after the fall of Atlanta.Map (db m59220) HM
2Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — Fort Gillem
Named in honor of Lt. Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, Jr. Enlisted as a Private in the 17th Infantry in 1910 at Ft. McPherson, Georgia and returned after 37 years of service spanning the globe from China and Siberia to Europe and Mexico, to serve as . . . Map (db m57964) HM
3Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-2 — Hardee Hall
Named in honor of Lieut. General William Joseph Hardee (USMA 1838), CSA. A Corps commander during the Atlanta Campaign, he fought a delaying action on Depot site during the retreat. Later, he commanded the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and . . . Map (db m59279) HM
4Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-1 — Hood Avenue
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 . . . Map (db m59328) HM
5Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-1 — Hood Avenue
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 . . . Map (db m59381) HM
6Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-3 — Iverson Gate
Named in honor of Brig. General Alfred Iverson, Jr., CSA. He became a first lieutenant, First U. S. Cavalry, 1856. In 1861 he resigned commission in U. S. Army and joined the Confederacy as a Colonel. Promoted to Brig. General in November 1862. He . . . Map (db m59295) HM
7Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-5 — McIntosh Gate
Named in honor of Brig. General William McIntosh, U.S. Army. Chief of the Coweta Tribe of the Creek Nation, he negotiated a treaty ceding this territory to the United States, which included the land on which the Depot now stands. The son of a . . . Map (db m59345) HM
8Georgia (Clayton County), Fort Gillem — 031-AGD-4 — Wheeler Drive
Named in honor of Maj. General Joseph Wheeler (USMA 1859), commander of the 2nd Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee, CSA. A renowned raider, he guarded the flanks of the Confederate Army, with headquarters near present Depot site, covering the . . . Map (db m170084) HM
 
Jun. 15, 2021