Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site: Old Red Oak P.O.-1864

Marker ID: GHM 060-168
Location: US 29 (Roosevelt Hwy) at Welcome All Rd, Red Oak
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 36.673    W 084° 31.365
  33.611216    -84.52275
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Site: Old Red Oak P.O.-1864  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


1864 - Siege operations on the Atlanta front having failed, the Federal Army moved against the 2 R. R. South of it. Howard´s Army of the Tennessee, Thomas´ Army of the Cumberland and Schofield´s Army of the Ohio, struck the A. & W. P. R. R. [Atlanta and West Point Rail Road] at this point.

Several miles of the track were destroyed between East Point and Fairburn, Aug. 28, 29.

Aug. 30, the move East against the Macon R. R. began; Howard, from Shadnor Church; via Bethsaida Church to Renfroe´s and Jonesboro; Thomas and Schofield from Red Oak to Rough and Read. This foray against the 2 R. R. and the 2 days of battle at Jonesboro (Aug. 31, Sept 1) ended this campaign.


Site: Old Red Oak P.O.-1864
Photo by David Seibert