Jonesboro in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of McPeak House
Aug. 31, 1864, Hardee’s A. C. & Anderson’s div. of S. D. Lee’s, marched via this old rd. when they detoured from the Rough & Ready road to the one near the railroad, enroute to Jonesboro. This 3 A. M. detour was made to avoid Federal outposts at the bridge near Chamber’s Mill.
This sector was occupied by Federal 14th A. C. troops under Gen. J. C. Davis in the 2d day of battle at Jonesboro, Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. Davis had headquarters at the McPeak house.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-23.)
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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 32.996′ N, 84° 20.898′ W. Marker was in Jonesboro, Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 7493 Highway 54N, Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Warren House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hardee’s Detour (approx. 1.3 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
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