Historic Markers Across Georgia



Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain



Marker ID: GHM 033-23
Location: Stilesboro Rd opposite Pine Mountain Circle
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 59.639    W 084° 38.287
  33.993983    -84.63811
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPRM
Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain  Marker  



Text:

The wooded knob W. was a fortified outpost, 1.25 miles north of Johnston´s intrenched line from Lost to Brushy Mountains, June 5-15, 1864. Pine Mountain was held by Bate´s division of Hardee´s A. C., 5th Co. Washington Artillery of N. Orleans & Lt. R. T. Beauregard´s S. Carolina Battery.

June 14. While observing Federal lines with Generals Johnston and Hardee, General Polk was killed by a shell from a Federal battery -- identity of which is not certain.

The outpost was abandoned the next day and withdrawn to the main line.

033-23 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1982



 

 

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