Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain

Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain (HMKA3)

Location: Kennesaw, GA 30152 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.639', W 84° 38.287'

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The wooded knob W. was a fortified outpost, 1.25 miles north of Johnston's intrenched line from Lost to Brushy Mountains, June 5-15, 1864. Pine Mountain was held by Bate's division of Hardee's A. C., 5th Co. Washington Artillery of N. Orleans & Lt. R. T. Beauregard's S. Carolina Battery.

June 14. While observing Federal lines with Generals Johnston and Hardee, General Polk was killed by a shell from a Federal battery — identity of which is not certain.

The outpost was abandoned the next day and withdrawn to the main line.
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HM NumberHMKA3
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number033-23
Year Placed1982
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 4:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 718153 N 3764003
Decimal Degrees33.99398333, -84.63811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.639', W 84° 38.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 38.34" N, 84° 38' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2960 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw GA 30152, US
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