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Enroute to Jonesboro

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
1. Enroute to Jonesboro Marker
Inscription. Aug 26, 1864. The Federal Army of the Tenn., (15th, 16th and 17th corps) enroute to Fairburn & Jonesboro, camped on, and near, the Wilson plantation. Gen. John A. Logan (15th A.C.) had hdqrs at the Judge Wm. A. Wilson residence. The 4th, 14th and 23rd A.C. marched by other rds.

Atlanta siege operations (July 22 - Aug 25), having failed, the Federals were shifted S. to cut the two railroads entering from the S.W.

This change of base resulted not only in destruction of the West Point & the Macon railroads, but two days of battle at Jonesboro & the consequent evacuation of Atlanta (Sept. 1), which ended the campaign.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-164.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.288′ N, 84° 30.609′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Fairburn Road SW 0.2 miles south of Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30331, 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: Utoy Post Office (approx.
Enroute to Jonesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
2. Enroute to Jonesboro Marker
1.1 miles away); The Valley of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 2.5 miles away); Birthplace of Allison Nelson (approx. 3 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Enroute to Jonesboro. The ruins of the Judge William A. Wilson plantation house stand just south of the marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Enroute to Jonesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
3. Enroute to Jonesboro Marker
Looking south on Fairburn Road; the ruins of the Judge Wilson house stand behind the fence on the opposite of the road just beyond the marker.
Enroute to Jonesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 9, 2011
4. Enroute to Jonesboro Marker
Looking south on Fairburn Road toward Fairburn and Jonesboro
Ruins of the Wilson Plantation House (front) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2008
5. Ruins of the Wilson Plantation House (front)
Built in 1856 by Judge William Asbury Wilson
Ruins of the Wilson Plantation House (east side facing Fairburn Road) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2008
6. Ruins of the Wilson Plantation House (east side facing Fairburn Road)
Built in 1856 by Judge William Asbury Wilson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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