(The Paul Revere Of The Confederacy)On the night of May 2nd and the morning of May 3rd, 1863, John Wisdom rode 67 miles, from Gadsden, Ala. To Rome, Ga. Under very harassing conditions, to warn the citizens of Col. A. D. Streight's proposed march to burn and sack the city, Rome being a stronghold of the Confederacy, having an iron works and supply depot. Through this man's efforts barricades were erected leading to the eventual surrender of Col. Streight to Gen. Bedford Forrest. John Wisdom lived his last day here and is buried nearby.
|Placed By||Erected by Citizens of Etowah County, City of Rome, Ga., Etowah Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 604760 N 3761915|
|Decimal Degrees||33.99260000, -85.86571667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 59.556', W 85° 51.943'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 59' 33.36" N, 85° 51' 56.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5601-5759 Gilliland St, Hokes Bluff AL 35903, US|
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