Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Marcus Long Crossroads

Marker ID: GHM 031-31
Location: Intersection of Ga 139 and Flat Shoals Rd, 2 mi N of Riverda
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 36.099    W 084° 25.756
  33.60165    -84.42926
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
The Marcus Long Crossroads  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Having cut the A. & W.P. R. R. at Red Oak, Federal forces were shifted toward the Macon R. R. to complete the isolation of Atlanta, making it untenable by the Confederate defenders.

Aug. 30, 1864. Stanley´s 4th A. C. [US], moving S. from Red Oak, reached the Long house at noon where it encountered Confederate cavalry posted at the crossroads. Newton´s div., of the 4th, drove the cavalry N. E. on Flat Shoals Rd. and deployed just beyond the Mann house. Kimball and Wood were aligned S. of the crossroads on the Fayetteville Rd., facing N. E.; Wood on the rt., joining the left of Baird´s div., 14th A. C.