Historic McKelvey House-Cartersville, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 13.601 W 084° 50.712
16S E 698478 N 3789390
Quick Description: A hidden marker north of Cartersville, Georgia. Decisions made here affected later developments in the war.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2008 2:19:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM3CJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
Views: 37

Long Description:
The actual house in this area is gone, there has been extensive utility work in the area. This marker is in pretty good shape.

The inscription on the marker is as follows:

HISTORIC McKELVEY HOUSE

Polk's HQRS. - May 19, 1864

Here the night of May 19,1864, the Confederate generals Joe Johnston, Leonidas Polk and John B. Hood, held a conference, the results of which caused the Confederates to abandon Cassville and to move south of the Etowah, although Johnston had intended to fight here.

Marker Erected 1948 by patriots of Bartow County

Inscription by Col. Thomas Spencer
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