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

Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
1. Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro Marker
Inscription.  Sept. 1, 1864. The withdrawal of S. D. Lee’s A. C. toward Atlanta left Hardee facing the same Federal forces of the preceding day. To meet an attack on his rt., he shifted Cleburne’s & Carter’s divs. [CS] to an extended line forming a salient angle (north of the Warren house) with one from the east side of the railroad.

The attack by Davis’ 14th A. C. [US] at the salient drove Govan's brigade to a 2d position where the massed forces of Hardee withstood not only the 14th but Stanley’s 4th (which moved in E. of the R. R.) till night ended the battle & enabled Hardee to withdraw to Lovejoy’s.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-25.)
 
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° 32.004′ N, 84° 21.169′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on North Main Street (Georgia Route 54) 0 miles north of
Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
2. Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro Marker
Looking north; Georgia Highway 54 is on the left, and the railroad, which Federal forces were attempting to cut at Jonesboro, on the right.
West Mimosa Drive, on the right when traveling north. 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. Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Warren House (about 300 feet away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. half a mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Johnson-Blalock House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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