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Attack by Lee's Corps

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Attack by Lee's Corps Marker
Inscription. Gen. Hood's move to checkmate the Federal foray at Jonesboro on the one remaining railroad entering Atlanta, resulted in two major engagements August 31 & September 1, 1864.

Aug. 31. A concerted attack on the Fed. 15th A. C. between the town & Flint River westward, was made by Hardee's & S. D. Lee's corps [CS], the former advancing from below the town - the latter, in this sector, above it.

Lee's three divisions, Anderson's, Clayton's, & Stevenson's, moved directly on the intrenched front of the Federal forces at the river, but lacking adequate support on their left, Lee's troops were forced to abandon the field.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.861′ N, 84° 21.63′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Fayetteville Road (Georgia Route 54) and North Avenue (Georgia Route 138), on the right when traveling south on Fayetteville Road. 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 walking distance of this marker
Attack by Lee's Corps Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Attack by Lee's Corps Marker
. The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The First Day (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield Landmark (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Warren House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Attack by Lee's Corps Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Attack by Lee's Corps Marker
 
 
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