- Source: David Seibert
- Marker: Hermitage
- Location: Old Ga 53 near Hermitage Rd in Shannon
Home of Joseph Watters (1792 - 1866), pioneer settler in Floyd County; an admirer of Andrew Jackson, he named it “Hermitage.” A settlement of that name is 1 mi. S. E.
May 17, 18, 1864: Brig. Gen. K. Garrard’s (2d) div. of Elliott’s Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, moved down this road from near Calhoun to strike the Rome R.R. west of Kingston.
Operating on the right wing of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee, Garrard turned S.E. here & reached Barnsley’s ~ noon, May 18, in advance of McPherson’s troops which had turned E. at McGuire’s, 3mi. N.E.
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