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Hampton in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kilpatrick's Raid

 
 
Kilpatrick's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 1, 2008
1. Kilpatrick's Raid Marker
Inscription. After the failed McCook and Stoneman raids, Union Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman mounted one last effort to cut Atlanta's railroads with his cavalry. Just before dark, August 18, 1864, Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick led 4,500 troupers of the 2nd and 3rd Cavalry Divisions from their bivouac at Sandtown. Crossing Camp Creek they collided with Brig. Gen. Sul Ross's Texas cavalry and a running fight began as the outnumbered Texans grudgingly retreated toward the Atlanta & West Point R.R. After tearing up the track near Fairburn, Kilpatrick's men fought their way into Jonesboro on August 19, where they wrecked four miles of the Macon & Western R.R. As Confederate forces closed in, the raiders quietly slipped away, reaching Lovejoy the next morning. Overtaken by Rebel infantry and Ross's pursuing cavalry, Kilpatrick formed his compact columns on a ridge just west of the Nash farm. With sabers drawn and bugles blaring, they rode over Ross's Texans in one of the most dramatic cavalry charges of the Civil War. Escaping across South River, the raiders reached Sherman's lines on August 22. By that time, hasty Confederate repairs to the railroads already had trains rolling into Atlanta again.
 
Erected by Henry County, Georgia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in
Kilpatrick's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 1, 2008
2. Kilpatrick's Raid Marker
the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 27.559′ N, 84° 17.47′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is on Jonesboro Road 0 miles west of Babbs Mill Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the Nash Farm Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4361 Jonesboro Rd, Hampton GA 30228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Right Flank" on the McDonough Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks (about 300 feet away); "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station" (about 300 feet away); Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash Farm (about 500 feet away); The Crawford-Dorsey House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cavalry Action at Lovejoy's Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Constantine Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Clayton County (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .  Nash Farm Battlefield. A very well documented site detailing the battlefield. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
 
Kilpatrick's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, December 31, 2010
3. Kilpatrick's Raid Marker
Nash Farm House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 1, 2008
4. Nash Farm House
 
 
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