Historic Markers Across Georgia



Hardee's Detour



Marker ID: GHM 031-10
Location: US 41 at Battle Creek Rd north of Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 33.317    W 084° 22.22
  33.555283    -84.37033
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40KH
Hardee's Detour Marker  



Text:

Aug. 31, 1864. the night march of Hardee´s A. C. (followed by Anderson´s div. of S. D. Lee´s) [CS] from East Point & Rough and Ready to Jonesboro, was not without incident. About 3 A. M. the head of Brown´s column encountered Federal pickets at the bridge near John Chamber´s Mill.

Rather than risk a night battle, the columns detoured on a field road eastward & entered Jonesboro on the Morrow´s Station road which parallels the R. R. This caused considerable delay; it was well into the forenoon before Hardee´s A. C. & Anderson´s div. were in the embattled lines at Jonesboro where the 1st of the two battles was fought that afternoon.

GHM 031-10 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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