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Jonesboro in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hardee’s Detour

 
 
Hardee’s Detour Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Hardee’s Detour Marker
Inscription. Aug. 31, 1864. The night march of Hardee’s A. C. (followed by Anderson’s div. of S. D. Lee’s) [CS] from East Point & Rough and Ready to Jonesboro, was not without incident. About 3 A. M. the head of Brown’s column encountered Federal pickets at the bridge near John Chamber’s Mill.

Rather than risk a night battle, the columns detoured on a field road eastward & entered Jonesboro on the Morrow’s Station road which parallels the R. R. This caused considerable delay; it was well into the forenoon before Hardee’s A. C. & Anderson’s div. were in the embattled lines at Jonesboro where the 1st of the two battles was fought that afternoon.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.317′ N, 84° 22.22′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tara Boulevard (U.S. 41) and Battle Creek Parkway, on the right when traveling north on Tara Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Hardee’s Detour Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Hardee’s Detour Marker
View is looking north on Tara Boulevard; the traffic light is at Battle Creek Road.
flies. Site of McPeak House (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle of Jonesboro The First Day (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.6 miles away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Warren House (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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