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

Lee's Corps Withdrawn

 
 
Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker
Inscription. Aug. 31, 1864. When Gen. Hood in Atlanta heard that Federal forces had seized the railroad at Rough and Ready & suspecting an attack from that quarter, he ordered Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] to move back toward Atlanta to support Stewart’s A. C. there. This order was issued before Hood learned that Hardee’s & Lee’s troops had been engaged with Howard’s forces [US] all that afternoon at Jonesboro.

Sept. 1. Lee began his march at 2 A. M. on this road which joins the McDonough-Atlanta road six miles N. E. This left Hardee’s corps -- singly & alone -- to face six Federal corps in the final battle of the Atlanta Campaign.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.433′ N, 84° 21.25′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Georgia Route 54) and Stockbridge Road (Georgia Route 138), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in the median by the railroad tracks, between North Main and North McDonough Streets, where Stockbridge Road intersects
Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker
North Main Street is in the foreground, with the railroad tracks in the median. (The houses in the background are on North McDonough Street.)
N. McDonough St. from the east. 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. The Johnson-Blalock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Diverted Attack (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Battlefield Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Lee's Corps Withdrawn Marker
View looks north on North Main Street. The house just visible in the trees is the Johnson-Blalock House (and marker).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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