John Henry Wisdom - Hokes Bluff, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 59.556 W 085° 51.941
16S E 604763 N 3761915
Quick Description: The Paul Revere of the Confederacy
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2022 5:43:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM161EZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:

County of marker: Etowah County
Location of marker: 3301 Alford Bend Rd., city hall lawn, Hokes Bluff
Marker erected by: Hokes Bluff Historical Society

Marker Text:

(The Paul Revere of the Confederacy)
On the night of May 2nd and the morning of May 3rd, 1863, John Wisdom rode 67 miles from Gadsden, Ala. to Rome, GA. under very harassing conditions, to warn the citizens of Col. A.D. Streight's proposed march to burn and sack the city. Rome being a stronghold of the Confederacy, having and iron works and supply depot. Through this man's efforts barricades were erected leading to the eventual surrender of Col. Streight to Gen. Bedford Forrest. John Wisdom lived his last days here and is buried nearby.

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