Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Federal Army at Kingston



Marker ID: GHM 008-33
Location: Ga 293 at Halls Station Road, Kingston, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.308    W 084° 57.144
  34.238466    -84.9524
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D7J
The Federal Army at Kingston  Marker  



Text:

May 19, 1864. The 4th, followed by the 14th A.C. [USA] 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 [CSA] were at Cassville, 5.5 mi. E.

McPherson´s 15th and 16th A.C. [USA], moving S. from Barnsley´s, camped on Woolley´s plantation 2 mi. W; 4th, 20th & 23d A.C. at Cassville.

Sherman´s forces in camp to May 23, when advance across the Etowah began. Of the 3 bridges, Milam´s, Gillem´s & Woolley´s, only Milam´s was burned by the Confederates.

GHM 008-33 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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