Historic Markers Across Georgia



March and Counter-March



Marker ID: GHM 031-12
Location: US 23 at Fielder Rd about 1/2 mile north of I-675 junction
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 34.668    W 084° 17.232
  33.5778    -84.2872
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM41YK
March and Counter-March  Marker  



Text:

Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. S. D. Lee´s A. C., withdrawn from Jonesboro after the battle Aug. 31, camped in this vicinity enroute northward via the McDonough Rd., to aid Stewart´s A. C. [CS] in Atlanta if attacked by Federals at East Point. Learning of Hardee´s defeat at Jonesboro the 31st, Hood abandoned Atlanta; Stewart & the militia moved out the McDonough Rd. night of Sept. 1

Sept. 2. Lee, his march resumed, met Stewart & the militia coming southward -- the former to Lovejoy´s -- the latter to Griffin. To cover this withdrawal, Lee continued his march northward until halted at South River, six miles from Atlanta, countermarching to Lovejoy´s Sept. 3

GHM 031-12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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