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To The Honored Memory

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Location: in the Confederate Cemetery in Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.836    W 084° 21.189
  33.5306    -84.35315
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM7GVP
To The Honored Memory Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


To 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 Cleburne, Stephen D. Lee´s Corps and a portion of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler´s Calvary 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.

Erected by the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association 1934.

Inscription by Wilber G Kurtz
Enterprise Marble & Granite Co. E.E. Redin , Mgr.