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Howard's March to Jonesboro

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
1. Howard's March to Jonesboro Marker
Inscription. Aug. 1864. Howard’s Army of the Tenn. [US], having abandoned siege operations on the W. side of Atlanta, moved S. in a flanking march to cut the West Point R.R. at & below Shadnor Ch. On the 30th, the army moved E. toward Jonesboro to seize and destroy the Macon railroad.

Ransom’s 16th & Blair’s 17th A.C. marched from Fairburn; Logan’s 15th, from Shadnor Ch., the 3 merging along this, the main rd. to Jonesboro.

Armstrong’s & Ross’ cav. [CS], resisted the advance from this side of Bethsaida Ch. to & beyond Camp Cr. as far as Renfroe's, from which place the Federals reached Flint River at 10 P.M.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-170.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.638′ N, 84° 27.647′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Bethsaida Road 0.1 miles west of Bethsaida Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is just (1/10 mile) east of the Fulton-Clayton County line. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30296, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
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By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
2. Howard's March to Jonesboro Marker
Looking west on Bethsaida Road, toward Fairburn and Shadnor Church
as the crow flies. Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Renfroe's Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Marcus Long Crossroads (approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverdale.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Howard's March to Jonesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
3. Howard's March to Jonesboro Marker
Lookng east on Bethsaida Road toward Bethsaida Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 415 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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