Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Alexander Eaton House: Hood's Headquarters



Marker ID: GHM 033-78
Location: South Cobb Drive (Ga 280) S of King's Spring Rd at hospital
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 51.410    W 084° 30.861
  33.856833    -84.51435
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FHN
The Alexander Eaton House: Hood's Headquarters Marker  



Text:

S. on this rd., .8 mi. stands the ante-bellum residence of Alexander Eaton (1809-1905). July 3, 4, 5, 1864, the intrenched lines of Gen. John B. Hood´s A.C. [CS] extended along the rd. from the Gann Cem. to site of Cooper´s Lake. The Eaton house, being but 1 mi. E. of these lines, was used by Gen. Hood as headquarters.

From Eaton´s house, Hood directed his troops in the Battle of Ruff´s Mill, July 4 -- the A.C. being left flank of Johnston´s Smyrna-Ruff´s Mill line [CS], after his retreat from Kennesaw. Rufus Eaton, age 6, son of Alex, said he saw Johnston at the house during the battle.

033-78 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 

The Alexander Eaton House: Hood's Headquarters


 

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