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Georgia's Paul Revere - GHM 057-1 - Floyd, Co., GA
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N 34° 15.011 W 085° 10.691
16S E 667756 N 3791397
Quick Description: Georgia's Paul Revere state historic marker located at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, at the intersection of Broad Street and Myrtle St. Rome, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2009 2:41:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM5RTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Georgia's Paul Revere


Along this road John H. Wisdom rode from Gadsden, Ala. to warn that a Federal force of over 2,000 men was approaching Rome to occupy the town, destroy foundries making ammunition for the Confederates and to cut Confederate communications (May 2, 1863).

On Wisdom´s arrival in Rome the bridge over the Oostanaula river was fortified and made ready for burning as a last resort. Wisdom´s warning and the plans for defense played a big part in the surrender of Col. Streight with 1,500 men to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with only 425 men.

GHM 057-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1953

Georgia's Paul Revere

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 057-1

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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