Historic Markers Across Georgia

French's Div. at Rome

Marker ID: GHM 057-8
Location: At Civic/Visitors Center off US 27, Rome, GA
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 15.689    W 085° 9.976
  34.261483    -85.16626
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM482V
French's Div. at Rome Marker  


May 16, 1864 Maj. Gen. S.G. French, in person, reached Rome from Ala., enroute with his div. (Polk´s A.C.), to join Johnston´s army at Cassville, Sears´ brigade was sent to Kingston that night.

May 17. Ector´s resisting Davis´ approach on the Armuchee rd., was sent across the Oostanaula with Ross´ & J. T. Morgan´s cav. Cockrell´s brigade arrived at dark & went on to Kingston. Ector was withdrawn at midnight ~ leaving a small force to defend the city.

French made a token defense, only, as he was under strict orders to reinforce Johnston´s army, confronted by five corps of the Federal army under Sherman, at Cassville.

GHM 057-8 Georgia Historical Commission 1953