Historic Markers Across Georgia

Johnston's Headquarters

Marker ID: GHM 110-17
Location: About 3/4 mile southeast of New Hope Church on Bobo Road
County: Paulding
Coordinates: N 33° 56.883    W 084° 47.333
  33.94805819    -84.78888985
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3J24
Johnston's Headquarters Marker  


During the fighting at Dallas, New Hope Church, Pickett´s Mill & elsewhere along the opposing Confederate & Federal lines, General J. E. Johnston [Confederate] had h´dq´rs at the Wm. Wigley house (which stood near here) May 25 - June 1, 1864.

Posey Wigley (10 yr. old son of Wm. & Fanny), later recalled seeing Gen. Johnston at his widowed mother´s house and removal of family and household goods to a place of safety - hence, Lt. T. B. Mackall´s reference to "Widow Wigley´s deserted house" as Johnston´s headquarters.

GHM 110-17 Georgia Historical Commission 1953