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

Battlefield Landmark

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 10, 2011
1. Battlefield Landmark Marker
Inscription. One of few natural landmarks of the battle fought here Aug. 31, 1864, is the deep gully S. of marker -- the bed of a small stream flowing W. to Flint River. N. of, & parallel to it, was the refused line of Harrow’s div. of the 15th, prolonged by Rice’s brigade (Corse’s div.), 16th A.C. [US] facing S. & extending W. to the river.

Cleburne’s, Maney’s & Bate’s divs., Hardee’s A.C. [CS] attacked the refused line from south of the gully, only to find it a fatal obstacle to a concerted assault on the intrenched lines & artillery of Harrow & Rice. Hardee’s attack was the signal for advance of S. D. Lee’s A.C. on the 15th corps front facing Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.529′ N, 84° 21.811′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tara Boulevard (U.S. 19/41) and Veterans Parkway, on the right when traveling south on Tara Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By David Seibert, April 10, 2011
2. Battlefield Landmark Marker
marker. Diverted Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Jonesboro The First Day (approx. half a mile away); The Johnson-Blalock House (approx. half a mile away); Heritage Place (approx. half a mile away); Lee's Corps Withdrawn (approx. half a mile away); Clayton County (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Regarding Battlefield Landmark. The deep gully described by the marker has been almost obliterated by development.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 10, 2011
3. Battlefield Landmark Marker
Looking north on Tara Boulevard (US 19/41) toward Atlanta
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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