Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hood Avenue

Marker ID: GHM 031-AGD-1
Location: Hood Avenue near Iverson Gate, Fort Gillem
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 37.664    W 084° 18.923
  33.627733    -84.31538
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Hood Avenue  Marker  


Named 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.

031-ACD-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1957


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