Historic Markers Across Georgia



Diverted Attack



Marker ID: GHM 031-14
Location: Fayetteville Rd at West Mill Rd, west edge of Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.286    W 084° 21.689
  33.521433    -84.36148
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40ND
Diverted Attack  Marker  



Text:

Aug. 31, 1864. The three divs. of Hardee´s A. C. [CS] Lowrey´s, Brown´s & Maney´s (under Gen. Cleburne), moved W. from Jonesboro to attack the flank of the intrenched Federal 15th A. C. 400 yds. N. This called for a wheel to the right (or N.) & was timed in concert with an assault by S. D. Lee´s A. C. on the Federals facing Jonesboro.

Three of Lowrey´s brigades, diverted by finding Kilpatrick´s dismounted cav. [US] this side Flint River, not only drove it across but pursued it to the other side. Maney swung to the right, closing the gap made by Lowrey´s deflection, but Brown´s div. had been repulsed before Maney could align on its left.

GHM 031-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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