Historic Markers Across Georgia



Lee's Corps Withdrawn



Marker ID: GHM 031-13
Location: Main Street north of old Depot, Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.431    W 084° 21.253
  33.52385    -84.35421666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNT09
Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker



Text:

Aug. 31, 1864. When Gen. Hood in Atlanta heard that Federal forces had seized the railroad at Rough and Ready & suspecting an attack from that quarter, he ordered Gen. S. D. Lee´s A. C. [CS] to move back toward Atlanta to support Stewart´s A. C. there. This order was issued before Hood learned that Hardee´s & Lee´s troops had been engaged with Howard´s forces [US] all that afternoon at Jonesboro.

Sept. 1. Lee began his march at 2 A. M. on this road which joins the McDonough-Atlanta road six miles N. E. This left Hardee´s corps -- singly & alone -- to face six Federal corps in the final battle of the Atlanta Campaign.

GHM 031-13 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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