Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters



Marker ID: GHM 008-38
Location: Mac Johnson Rd E of Cassville abt .5 mile N of US 41/411 jct
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 13.600    W 084° 50.714
  34.226666    -84.84523
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3CJA
Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker  



Text:

The William Neal McKelvey residence - 1864. A Council of War held here May 19, discussed the advisability of holding the position E. & S. of Cassville by the Confederate army. Present were: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston; Lt. Gen. Polk; Lt. Gen. John B. Hood; Maj. Gen. S. C. French; & Capt. W.J. Morris, Chief Engineer, Polk´s A.C.

After hearing the statements of the Council Johnston ordered the withdrawal of the army at midnight. This decision stemmed from a failure to make an opportune attack on the Federals, & alleged inability to hold a defensive line as it was then situated.

GHM 008-38 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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