Near Hampton in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cavalry Action at Lovejoy's Station
On Nov. 16th, Kilpatrick moved south through Jonesboro toward Lovejoy's Station (1 mile SE). After skirmishing heavily most of the way, he found Iverson, with two 3-inch guns, occupying earthworks constructed east and west of this point by the Army of Tennessee [CS] after evacuating Atlanta in September.
Murray’s brigade assaulted the position. The 3rd Kentucky and 8th Indiana cavalry regiments, supported by the 10th Wisconsin Battery, charged on foot and carried the works. Mounting quickly, the 3rd Kentucky, followed by the 2nd Kentucky, charged with the saber,
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-22.)
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, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea series lists.
Location. 33° 26.917′ N, 84° 19.467′ W. Marker is near Hampton, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tara Boulevard (U.S. 41) and McDonough Road, on the right when traveling north on Tara Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton GA 30228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crawford-Dorsey House (approx. ¾ mile away); Constantine Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Georgia Militia at Lovejoy's Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); The "Right Flank" on the McDonough Road (approx. 2 miles away); "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.