Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters



Marker ID: GHM 033020
Location: Burnt Hickory Rd 1 mile west of Carnes Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.846    W 084° 36.452
  33.9641    -84.60753
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMN5N
Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Marker  



Text:

G.W. Hardage house; June 10-14, 1864

After withdrawing his corps from Lost Mtn. June 9, Polk´s H´dq´rs. [CS] were at the John Kirk house 1 mi. W. on this rd. June 10, h´dq´rs. were moved to Hardage house.

Sun. June 12. The Bishop-General read the church service (Episcopal) for his staff, escort, and the Hardage family.

June 14. Polk rode with Johnston, Hardee & others to Pine Mtn. to inspect Bate´s [CS] line at that advanced outpost. While there, Polk was killed by a Federal shell.

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