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Attack by Lee's Corps



Marker ID: GHM 031-15
Location: Fayetteville Road at North Avenue, Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.861    W 084° 21.63
  33.531016    -84.3605
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40NB
Attack by Lee's Corps Marker  



Text:

Gen. Hood´s move to checkmate the Federal foray at Jonesboro on the one remaining railroad entering Atlanta, resulted in two major engagements August 31 & September 1, 1864.

Aug. 31. A concerted attack on the Fed. 15th A. C. between the town & Flint River westward, was made by Hardee´s & S. D. Lee´s corps [CS], the former advancing from below the town ­ the latter, in this sector, above it.

Lee´s three divisions, Anderson´s Clayton´s, & Stevenson´s, moved directly on the intrenched front of the Federal forces at the river, but lacking adequate support on their left, Lee´s troops were forced to abandon the field.

GHM 031-15 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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