Historic Markers Across Georgia



Confederate Army of Tennessee



Marker ID: GHM 060-112
Location: Confederate Monument on US 29, Palmetto
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.0475    W 084° 40.172
  33.517458    -84.66953
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM45BW
Confederate Army of Tennessee  Marker  



Text:

The Army of Tennessee [Confederate] abandoned Atlanta Sept. 2, 1864, moved to Lovejoy, then to Palmetto, Sept. 19. Most of the Army entrenched 3 miles N. Gen. John B. Hood had headquarters here from Sept. 19 to 29, 1864. Pres. Jefferson Davis visited here Sept. 25th and on the 26th made a speech to the troops 3 miles N. where he was serenaded by the 20th Louisiana Ban. That same night Gen. Howell Cobb and Gov. Isham Harris of Tenn. spoke. On the 27th Pres. Davis left for Montgomery. Gen. Hardee was relieved of his command here, Sept. 28, and on the 29th Gen. Hood moved from here to start the disastrous Tennessee Campaign.

GHM 060-112 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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