Historic Markers Across Georgia

Two Days of Battle At Jonesboro

Marker ID: GHM 031-11
Location: Confederate Cemetery east of Ga 54 in (north) Jonesboro, GA
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.811    W 084° 21.217
  33.530183    -84.35361
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMQ48
Two Days of Battle At Jonesboro  Marker  


In this vicinity, several engagements were fought that ended the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Confederate forces under Gen. Hardee, attempted to defend the remaining railroad to Atlanta, against outnumbering Federal troops. After battles on Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 1864, they were forced to withdraw to Lovejoy Station.

The area within the enclosure was a burial place of Confederate soldiers who died in local hospitals during the war. After its close, Confederate casualties (buried on the battlefields where they fell) were removed to this hallowed ground, which was designated at the time, The Pat Cleburne Cemetery