Hoke's Final Line, Marker BBB-4
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 35° 51.775 W 076° 45.513
18S E 341224 N 3970171
Quick Description: Hoke's Final Line. The extreme left flank of Confederate General Robt. F. Hoke's brigade was formed a few yds. N. just before the final attack, April 20, 1864.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2006 1:22:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 48

Long Description:

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Hoke's Final Line
The extreme left flank of Confederate General Robt. F. Hoke's brigade was formed a few yds. N. just before the final attack, April 20, 1864.

This historical marker is located on West Main Street at Alden Road in Plymouth. It was erected in 1961.

General Robert F. Hoke was a general in the CSA. He is widely acknowledged to be the hero of the Battle of Plymouth. There is a short biography of him on the Battle of Plymouth web page:

Gen. Robert F. Hoke

Brigadier General Robert F. Hoke CSA, a native of Lincolnton, NC who distinguished himself serving under General Robert E. Lee. Hoke was the hero of the Battle of Plymouth.

He entered the service as a lieutenant and was promoted to a major within 5 months, a Lt. Colonel within 9 months, a Colonel within 16 months, a Brigadier General within two years, and a Major General within 3 years of his enlistment-making him at the age of 26 the youngest Confederate officer of that rank in the Civil War.

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John F. Blair publishes a book about General Hoke: General Robert F. Hoke: Lee's Modest Warrior by Daniel W. Barefoot.

This marker is one of the series of historical markers devoted to the Battle of Plymouth. See Waymark WMC1Q (BB-6: Battle of Plymouth) for more information about this battle.

Marker Name: BBB-4: Hoke's Final Line

Marker Type: Roadside

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Required Waymark Photo: yes

Local North Carolina markers without State Number Designation: Not listed

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