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

Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro

 
 
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By Michael Dover, July 3, 2010
1. Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity were fought the engagements that ended the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Confederate forces under Gen. Hardee, endeavoring to defend the remaining R.R. to Atlanta, against outnumbering Federal troops, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 were forced to withdraw to Lovejoy's The area within the enclosure was a burial place of Confederate soldiers who died in local hospitals during the war. After its close, Confederate casualties (buried on the battlefields where they fell) were removed to this hallowed ground which was designated at the time, The Pat Cleburne Cemetery.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 03-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.816′ N, 84° 21.216′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Johnson Street and North McDonough Street, on the left when traveling east on Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery ( here, next to this marker); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial
Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro Marker and Confederate Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro Marker and Confederate Cemetery Entrance
( within shouting distance of this marker); The Warren House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack by Lee's Corps ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Johnson-Blalock House ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee's Corps Withdrawn ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Jonesboro by Markers.
 
Also see . . .  Chapter XII Jonesboro and the Fall of Atlanta. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
 
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro Marker
North McDonough Street and beyond that, Old Morrow Highway (GA 54 are in the background.
Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro - Cemetery Arch image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 12, 2008
4. Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro - Cemetery Arch
Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro-Confederate Dead image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 12, 2008
5. Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro-Confederate Dead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,446 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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