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Photos on this page courtesy of Tim Barclay, GA
    

 

(11-05) The grass area behind this marker is the site of the Cassville town square and what you see is all that is left of the town

 

(11-05) Enlarge Cassville Interpretive Marker

     
(11-05) Enlarge Cassville Interpretive Marker  

(2013) Enlarge The 2nd Confederate line formed on this ridge just south of the Cassville Cemetery. Less than a mile down this road was the location of the McKelvey house, Polk's headquarters on May 19, 1864

     

(2013) Enlarge Marker on the ridge in previous photo

 

(2013) Enlarge Marker at site of the William Neal McKelvey home, Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk's headquarters on May 19, 1864

     

(2013) Enlarge The McKelvey home was used as Polk's Headquarters on May 19, 1864. The McKelvey family had fled to Henry County, Georgia the day before. The trip was made in a rail freight car. In addition to the mother and children, a cow was taken to furnish milk

Some historians have stated that the McKelvey home is not only the most historic spot in Bartow County, but historic spot number one of the Atlanta Campaign. On the night of May 19,1864, the Atlanta Campaign was planned in the home

 

(2013) Enlarge Interpretive Marker at the Cassville Pavilion

     
 

(2013) Enlarge Cassville Pavilion

   
  
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