Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps

Marker ID: GHM 044-60
Location: Moreland Ave (US 23) at bridge over South River
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 40.781    W 084° 20.732
  33.679683    -84.34553
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNTPR
Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


August 31, 1864. At the close of the 1st day of battle at Jonesboro, Hood (in Atlanta) with no knowledge of the battle, ordered Lee to withdraw his troops to the city to meet a suppositious attack by Federal at east Point. The left Hardee´s command [Confederate] (one corps) to hold Jonesboro against six Federal corps.

Sept. 1. Lee´s troops moved north at 2 A.M., but they were halted at the Lillis Brown farm west of here, on South River ~ 6 miles from Atlanta. The defeat of Hardee at Jonesboro (Aug. 31st) forced the evacuation of Atlanta by Stewart´s A.C. whereupon Lee´s troops moved back southward, via Stockbridge, to Lovejoy´s Station.