Historic Markers Across Georgia



The March to Jonesboro



Marker ID: GHM 031-8
Location: Ga 3 and Ga 160, Forest Park
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 37.738    W 084° 23.088
  33.628966    -84.3848
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Aug. 30, 1864. Hardee´s extended line [CS] below East Point to Rough & Ready was abandoned at night when he was ordered to take his own & S. D. Lee´s corps to Jonesboro where Federal forces were threatening Atlanta´s remaining R. R. Hardee´s 3 divs.: Brown´s, Cleburne´s & Maney´s (in that sequence) began the march on the main rd. at 10 P. M., followed by Anderson´s (of Lee´s A. C.) which joined them at East Point.

The other two divs. of Lee´s A. C.-- Stevenson´s & Clayton´s -- leaving from Campbellton Rd. via Mt. Zion Ch. & Rough & Ready, passed this point at daylight the 31st, & via the R. R. & Morrow´s Station reached their objective.

GHM 031-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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