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Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta



Marker ID: GHM 060-106
Location: 1075 McDonough Rd 2 blocks west of Moreland Ave, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 42.264    W 084° 21.166
  33.7044    -84.35276
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2DPK
Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta Marker  



Text:

Gen. Alex P. Stewart´s A.C. and the GA. Militia remained in Atlanta after Hardee´s and S.D. Lee´s corp (CSA) were shifted to Jonesboro Aug.30, 1864. With Hardee´s defeat at that place Aug. 31, Atlanta was abandoned, night of Sept. 1. Stewart´s A.C. and Militia left the city after destroying 81 carloads of munitions and several locomotives on the tracks of the Georgia Railroad.
Stewart´s Corp and the Militia marched via the McDonough Rd. (Capitol Ave)- the former to Lovejoy´s Sta. (below Jonesboro) to rejoin Hardee, the later to Griffin. Atlanta was surrendered to the Federals by Mayor Calhoun Sept. 2nd.

GHM 060-106 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1956



 

 

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