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

March and Counter-march

 
 
March and Counter-march Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
1. March and Counter-march Marker
Inscription. Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C., withdrawn from Jonesboro after the battle Aug. 31, camped in this vicinity enroute northward via the McDonough Rd., to aid Stewart’s A. C. [CS] in Atlanta if attacked by Federals at East Point. Learning of Hardee’s defeat at Jonesboro the 31st, Hood abandoned Atlanta; Stewart & the militia moved out the McDonough Rd. night of Sept. 1.

Sept. 2. Lee, his march resumed, met Stewart & the militia coming southward -- the former to Lovejoy's -- the latter to Griffin. To cover this withdrawal, Lee continued his march northward until halted at South River, six miles from Atlanta, countermarching to Lovejoy’s Sept. 3.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.668′ N, 84° 17.232′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Macon Highway (U.S. 23) and Fielder Road, on the right when traveling south on Macon Highway. Click for map. The marker stands at the edge of a convenience store parking lot at the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
March and Counter-march Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
2. March and Counter-march Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stagecoach Road (approx. 2.5 miles away); Morrow, Georgia (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Right Wing at Stockbridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Orphan Brigade (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hood Avenue (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wheeler Drive (approx. 3.8 miles away); McIntosh Gate (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hardee Hall (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
March and Counter-march Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
3. March and Counter-march Marker
Looking northeast at the marker, and US Highway 23 (Macon Highway) in the background; the intersection with Fielder Road is in the right background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 2 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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