Historic Markers Across Georgia



Hardee's Corps at Kingston



Marker ID: GHM 008-37
Location: Ga 293 at the railroad overpass at Kingston, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.308    W 084° 57.140
  34.238466    -84.95233
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D7E
Hardee's Corps at Kingston Marker  



Text:

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 [CSA] at Cassville, which had moved on the direct Adairsville - Cassville road. Sherman´s [USA] error in assuming that all of Johnston´s army [CSA] had marched from Adairsville, as Hardee had, to Kingston, caused him to order his forces concentrated here -- discovering later that the Confederate Army was 5.5 miles E. at Cassville & not at the river S. of Kingston.

GHM 008-37 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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