Historic Markers Across Georgia



Hood Avenue



Marker ID: GHM 031-AGD-1
Location: Hood Ave at Murray Drive near Iverson Gate, Fort Gillem
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 36.98    W 084° 20.891
  33.616333    -84.34818
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WMNRT4
Hood Avenue  Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

Name in honor of General John Bell Hood (USMA 1853), who was a Lieut. General in command of the 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee, CSA, during Atlanta Campaign in 1864. He succeeded General Joseph E. Johnston as commanding general of Confederate forces who were defeated in the Battle of Atlanta and whose troops fought a delaying action on the Depot site during the retreat. Born at Owingsville, Ky., June 1, 1831. Died August 30, 1879.

GHM 031-AGD-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957




Hood Avenue
Photo by David Seibert


Notes:

At Fort Gillem, access is restricted. Fort Gillem, is now owned by the City of Forest Park.

 

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