Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Jonesboro: The First Day

Marker ID: GHM 031-26
Location: North Avenue just west of US 41, west of Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.957    W 084° 21.991
  33.532616    -84.36651
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40NH
Battle of Jonesboro: The First Day  Marker  


Aug. 31, 1864. This immediate area was occupied by the Army of the Tenn. [US], commanded by Gen. O. O. Howard. These troops, Logan´s 15th, Ransom´s 16th & Blair´s 17th corps, marched to this position from Fairburn the previous day; the 15th & 17th cast up intrenched lines on this side of Flint river, the 16th, W. of it.

S. D. Lee´s A. C. [CS], moving from lines W. of the town, attacked 15th & 17th A. C. fronts while Hardee´s corps assailed the refused flank of the 15th & part of the 16th (which had been shifted E. of the river) ­ a drawn battle that awaited final conclusion until the nest day.