Historic Markers Across Georgia

Georgia's Paul Revere

Marker ID: GHM 057-1
Location: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, at the intersection of Broad Street and Myrtle St. Rome, GA.
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 15.011    W 085° 10.691
  34.250183    -85.17818
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5RTZ
Georgia's Paul Revere Marker  


Along this road John H. Wisdom rode from Gadsden, Ala. to warn that a Federal force of over 2,000 men was approaching Rome to occupy the town, destroy foundries making ammunition for the Confederates and to cut Confederate communications (May 2, 1863).

On Wisdom´s arrival in Rome the bridge over the Oostanaula river was fortified and made ready for burning as a last resort. Wisdom´s warning and the plans for defense played a big part in the surrender of Col. Streight with 1,500 men to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with only 425 men.

GHM 057-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1953