Rex in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
March and Counter-march
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 S. D. Lee’s A. C., withdrawn from Jonesboro after the battle Aug. 31, camped in this vicinity enroute northward via the McDonough Rd., to aid Stewart’s A. C. [CS] in Atlanta if attacked by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.)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1838.
Location. 33° 34.668′ N, 84° 17.232′ W. Marker is in Rex, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Melvinia Shields (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Stagecoach Road (approx. 2½ 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).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.