Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
It was the converging point of the 15th, 16th, & 17th corps of the Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard.
These troops, marching from Shadnor Church & Fairburn, arrived here mid-afternoon on the 30th, but finding no water, moved on E. to the Flint River via the direct Jonesboro rd. where, together with Kilpatrick’s cavalry, they forced the river crossings under Confederate fire & secured positions just west of the town.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 33.017′ N, 84° 24.883′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 85 and Georgia Route 138, on the right when traveling south on State Route 85. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30274, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Couch House Hardee’s Detour (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Howard's March to Jonesboro (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The First Day (approx. 3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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