The Removal of 1838 - Roswell, GA
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N 34° 00.339 W 084° 20.898
16S E 744895 N 3765953
Quick Description: One of eight plaques mounted to boulder in honor of The Cherokee Nation and in remembrance of ”The Trail of tears”. Located in the Riverside Park on Riverside Rd, Roswell, Ga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2014 1:00:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMM5HP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

The Removal of 1838

General Winfield Scott put the Cherokee removal into action in 1838. The Cherokee remained in their homes despite continuous warnings and directives to gather at the forts. “Cherokee! The president of the United States has sent me with a powerful army, to cause you … to join … your people … On the other side of the Mississippi … You will then, by resistance, compel us to resort to arms? God forbid! I am an old warrior, and have been present at many scenes of slaughter; but spare me, I beseech you, the horror of witnessing this destruction of the Cherokees.”
- General Winfield Scott, 1838.

Dedicated on July 19, 2014
Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society

Explore more:
Roswell Historical Society: Roswell Cherokee Memorial
Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Cherokee Nation
Wikipedia: Trail of Tears
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: None

Date: 7/19/2014

Sponsor: Roswell Historical Society

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