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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kingston
Kingston, Georgia and Vicinity
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|May 18, 1864. Howard’s 4th Corps leading, & two divs. of Palmer’s 14th [US], moved from Adairsville on this direct road to Kingston. They were halted just outside of Adairsville to await the support of the 15th A. C. of McPherson’s Army of the . . . — — Map (db m40581) HM|
|First Decoration, or Memorial Day, was observed in Kingston in late April of 1865, and has been a continuous observance here since that day, the only such record held by any community in this Nation. The first Memorial, or Decoration Day, was . . . — — Map (db m13976) HM|
|May 18, 1864. Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee's A. C. marched from Adairsville on the road parallel to the State R.R. -- turning E. on this rd. to join Polk's & Hood's corps [CS] at Cassville, which had moved on the direct Adairsville - Cassville road. . . . — — Map (db m13962) HM|
|2.5 mi. N.E. is the antebellum house of Col. Hawkins F. Price; State Senator 1857-1865; Mem. Ga. Secession Convention. A landmark of military operations near Cassville, where both Gen. Daniel Butterfield & Gen. Hooker (20th A.C.) [US] had . . . — — Map (db m13497) HM|
|Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman's Headquarters
May 19-23, 1864
Sherman [US] occupied the Hargis house for three days of reorganization of forces in the campaign that ended at Atlanta.
Assuming the Johnston's army [CS] had moved, from Adairsville, . . . — — Map (db m13965) HM|
|The original church, with another name and at another location, was built in 1845, rebuilt in Kingston in 1854, and dedicated by Rev. Lovick Pierce, a leading preacher of the nation and father of Bishop George F. Pierce. The only church remaining . . . — — Map (db m13537) HM|
|Dedicated in 2007, the Kingston Veterans Monument, vision in 1999 by Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin, stands in honor of the lives of four hundred brave men and women whom served their country with valor, honor and dignity. This memorial resulted . . . — — Map (db m110317) HM|
|In 1864, a road southward from Wooley's Bridge (Etowah River) crossed the road near this point and ran to Van Wert (Rockmart) and Dallas. This was the route of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (15th and 16th Corps.), [US] right wing of forces . . . — — Map (db m13926) HM|
|This is the site of Kingston Wayside Home, the first Confederate hospital, established in August, 1861 by the Soldier’s Aid Society and other citizens of this vicinity. More than 10,000 sick and wounded Confederate soldiers received necessary . . . — — Map (db m26156) HM|
|Incorporated on Dec. 21, 1839 as the Memphis Branch Railroad and Steamboat Co. of Georgia, this was the first railroad in the South designed to connect steamboat traffic to railroads. In Dec., 1849 the 18 mile track from Kingston to Rome was . . . — — Map (db m35010) HM|
|Near this site on November 7, 1864 General Sherman received orders from President Lincoln and General Grant to proceed with his plans to march his army from Atlanta to the sea. Thus, the infamous March to the Sea originated in Kingston. This action . . . — — Map (db m35011) HM|
|Ante-bellum plantation and residence of the Rev. Charles Wallace Howard, where he established a private school. May 18, 1864. Hardee's A.C. [CS] moved from Adairsville to Kingston on this road enroute to Cass Station. May 19, the 4th and 14th A.C. . . . — — Map (db m13195) HM|
|May 12, 1865
Brig. Gen. Wm. T. Wofford [CS] arranged with Brig. Gen. Henry M. Judah, U.S.A. for the surrender of some 3000 to 4000 Confederate soldiers, mostly Georgians, not paroled in Virginia, N. Carolina, and elsewhere.
During final . . . — — Map (db m13967) HM|
|Apr. 12, 1862. James J. Andrews with 18 Ohio soldiers [US] in disguise, & 1 civilian, having seized the locomotive "GENERAL" at Big Shanty (KENNESAW) intending to wreck the State R.R., were forced to side track here & . . . — — Map (db m13963) HM|
|May 19, 1864. The 4th, followed by the 14th A.C. [US] reached Kingston, 8 a.m. The 4th turned E. to Cassville; a div. of the 14th sent to Gillem's bridge, Etowah River, finding no retreating Confederates, Johnston's forces [CS] were at Cassville, . . . — — Map (db m13961) HM|
|Here sleep, known but to God, 250 Confederate and two Federal soldiers, most of whom died of wounds, disease and sickness in the Confederate hospitals located here - 1862-1864. These men were wounded in the battles of Perryville, Chickamauga, . . . — — Map (db m13980) HM|
|In 1864, this covered structure spanned the Etowah River on the plantation of Andrew F. Woolley, 0.5 mi. S. Next to the river was the Rome - Kingston R.R. discontinued, 1943. May 19, McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (15th & 16th Corps) [US] arched . . . — — Map (db m13925) HM|