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To The Honored Memory



Marker ID:  
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



Text:

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.



 

 

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