Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site: Marcus Long House



Marker ID: GHM 031-32
Location: Intersection of Ga 139 & Flat Shoals Rd, 2 mi N of Riverdale
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 36.145    W 084° 25.833
  33.602416    -84.43055
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D2P
Site: Marcus Long House  Marker  



Text:

Near here stood the antebellum, one-story farm house of Marcus Long, a Confederate soldier who fell on a Virginia battlefield.

The house, cited several times in Official Records, was a prominent landmark in movements of the Federal 4th and 23rd Corps from Red Oak on the A. & W.P. R. R. to the Macon R. R. at and below Rough & Ready, Aug. 30 and 31, 1864. The cutting of the two railroads forced General Hood to abandon Atlanta before he heard the final results of the fighting at Jonesboro

GHM 031-32 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1988



 

 

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