Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site Jonathan McDow House - Missing

Marker ID: GHM 008-18
Location: Old Dixie Highway about 2 miles south of Adairsville, GA
County: Bartow
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


A two-story brick residence of the 1840`s used as h`dq`rs by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, 20th A.C. & Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield, 23d A.C. [Federal] May 18,19, 1864.

Both Corps were ordered by Sherman to concentrate at Kingston & were enroute there in the mistaken belief that Johnston`s forces had marched directly from Adairsville to Kingston.

By late afternoon, May 19, Hooker`s & Schofield`s corps, moving S. from McDow`s, discovered Johnston`s Army [Confederate] at Cassville.

GHM 008-18 Georgia Historical Commission 1953