Historic Markers Across Georgia



Howard's March to Jonesboro



Marker ID: GHM 060-170
Location: Bethsaida Rd E of Old National Hwy near Fulton-Clayton line
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 33.638    W 084° 27.647
  33.560633    -84.46078
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM40JZ
Howard's March to Jonesboro Marker  



Text:

Aug. 1864. Howard´s Army of the Tenn. [US] having abandoned siege operations on the W. side of Atlanta, moved S. in a flanking march to cut the West Point R.R. at & below Shadnor Ch. On the 30th, the army moved E. toward Jonesboro to seize and destroy the Macon railroad.

Ransom´s 16th & Blair´s 17th A.C. marched from Fairburn; Logan´s 15th, from Shadnor Ch., the 3 merging along this, the main road to Jonesboro. Armstrong´s & Ross´ cavalry [Confederate] resisted the advance from this side of Bethsaida Ch. to & beyond Camp Cr. as far as Renfroe´s, from which place Federals reached Flint River at 10 P.M.

GHM 060-170 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1958



 

 

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