Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters

Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters (HMA1M)

Location: Cartersville, GA 30121 Bartow County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 13.6', W 84° 50.714'

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The William Neal McKelvey residence - 1864. A Council of War held here May 19, discussed the advisability of holding the position E. & S. of Cassville by the Confederate army. Present were: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston; Lt. Gen. Polk; Lt. Gen. John B. Hood;Maj. Gen. S. C. French; & Capt. W.J. Morris, Chief Engineer, Polk A.C.

After hearing the statements of the Council Johnston ordered the withdrawal of the army at midnight. This decision stemmed from a failure to make an opportune attack on the Federals, & alleged inability to hold a defensive line as it was then situated.
HM NumberHMA1M
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number008-38
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 698475 N 3789388
Decimal Degrees34.22666667, -84.84523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.6', W 84° 50.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 36.00" N, 84° 50' 42.84" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145-225 Mac Johnson Rd NW, Cartersville GA 30121, US
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