Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gillem's Bridge

Marker ID: GHM 008-10
Location: North end of the Etowah River bridge on Hardin Bridge Road
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 11.375    W 084° 55.51
  34.189583    -84.92516
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


In 1864, a covered structure spanned the Etowah at this point.

On May 23d, the 20th Corps (F), moving from Cassville, having been ordered to cross here, was diverted through error, to Milam´s Bridge 5 mi. upstream. the 4th Corps (F), moving from Cassville, crossed here and the 14th Corps (F), moving from Kingston, crossed at Island Ford, 2 mi. west.

The three Corps camped that night near Stilesboro - a movement that was part of Sherman´s advance southward from Cassville and Kingston toward Dallas, Paulding County.

GHM 008-10 Georgia Historical Commission 1992