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

Battle of Jonesboro The First Day

 
 
Battle of Jonesboro The First Day Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Battle of Jonesboro The First Day Marker
Inscription. Aug. 31, 1864. This immediate area was occupied by the Army of the Tenn. [US], commanded by Gen. O. O. Howard. These troops, Logan’s 15th, Ransom’s 16th & Blair’s 17th corps, marched to this position from Fairburn the previous day; the 15th & 17th cast up intrenched lines on this side of Flint river, the 16th, W. of it.

S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS], moving from lines W. of the town, attacked 15th & 17th A. C. fronts while Hardee’s corps assailed the refused flank of the 15th & part of the 16th (which had been shifted E. of the river) ¬ -- a drawn battle that awaited final conclusion until the nest day.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.957′ N, 84° 21.991′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Avenue (Georgia Route 138) and Hynds Springs Road, on the right when traveling west on North Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the southern edge of the Crossroads South Shoppping Center. 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
Battle of Jonesboro The First Day Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Battle of Jonesboro The First Day Marker
Looking east on North Avenue
distance of this marker. The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. ¾ mile away); The Warren House (approx. ¾ mile away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Jonesboro by Markers
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Jonesboro The First Day Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Battle of Jonesboro The First Day Marker
Another view looking east on North Avenue. Tara Boulevard (US 41) can be seen in the distance.
 
 
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