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

Diverted Attack

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Diverted Attack Marker
Inscription.  Aug. 31, 1864. The three divs. of Hardee’s A. C. [CS] Lowrey’s, Brown’s & Maney’s (under Gen. Cleburne), moved W. from Jonesboro to attack the flank of the intrenched Federal 15th A. C. 400 yds. N. This called for a wheel to the right (or N.) & was timed in concert with an assault by S. D. Lee’s A. C. on the Federals facing Jonesboro.

Three of Lowrey’s brigades, diverted by finding Kilpatrick’s dismounted cav. [US] this side Flint River, not only drove it across but pursued it to the other side. Maney swung to the right, closing the gap made by Lowrey’s deflection, but Brown’s div. had been repulsed before Maney could align on its left.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 31.286′ N, 84° 21.689′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Fayetteville
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Diverted Attack Marker
Road (Georgia Route 54) and West Mill Road, on the right when traveling south on Fayetteville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield Landmark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Heritage Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clayton County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Jonesborough (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Johnson-Blalock House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee's Corps Withdrawn (approx. half a mile away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 0.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Diverted Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Diverted Attack Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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