Historic Markers Across Georgia



Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial



Marker ID:  
Location: 230 N McDonough St, Jonesboro, GA
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.836    W 084° 21.186
  33.5306    -84.3531
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial
Battle of Jonesboro

the honored memory of
the several hundred unknown
Confederate Soldiers reposing
within this enclosure who fell
at the Battle of Jonesboro
August 31-September 1, 1864


These soldiers were of Hardee's Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne, Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps and a portion of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. Commanded by Lieut. Gen. William J. Hardee and charged with the defense of Jonesboro—though vastly outnumbered by Federal forces—they gave their lives to parry the final thrust at the heart of the Southern Confederacy.

1934 by Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association.



 

 

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