Historic Markers Across Georgia



Jonesboro Threatened



Marker ID: GHM 031-4
Location: US 41/Ga 3 in Mountain View
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 38.750    W 084° 23.419
  33.645833    -84.39031
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FET
Jonesboro Threatened  Marker  



Text:

August 30, 1864. On receipt of Hardee´s report from Rough and Ready of Federal threats to the M. & W. R. R., at Jonesboro, Hood directed Hardee & S. D. Lee [CS] to come to headquarters. The locomotive N. C. MONROE was sent for them at sunset: Hardee at Rough and Ready, Lee at East Point. On reaching Atlanta, Hardee was directed by Hood to march two corps -- his own, under Cleburne, from near Rough and Ready, & Lee´s from East Point -- to Jonesboro.

This was an endeavor to checkmate the Federal threat to Atlanta´s last R. R. Hardee arrived by rail at Jonesboro before dawn the 31st, in advance of his marching soldiery.

GHM 031-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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