Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps



Marker ID: GHM 031-9
Location: On Tara Boulevard (Old Dixie Hwy) and Battlecreek Road north of Jonesboro.
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 33.317    W 084° 22.220
  33.555283    -84.370333
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Aug. 31, 1864. Lee´s troops [CS] were withdrawn from Atlanta´s defense lines evening of the 30th when Hood learned that Federal forces, after wrecking the West Point R. R. to the S. W., were threatening the Macon R. R. at Jonesboro.

Lee´s troops, together with Hardee´s, began the march to Jonesboro long after dark; Hardee´s three divs. & Anderson´s of Lee´s A. C., left from East Point & Rough and Ready on the main rd. Lee´s other two divs., Stevenson´s & Clayton´s went by Mt. Zion Ch. (Fulton Co.) & Rough & Ready where they followed the R. R. via Morrow´s Sta., arriving at Jonesboro in the immediate rear of Hardee´s command in the late forenoon.

GHM 031-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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