Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Enroute to Jonesboro
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. 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. 2½ miles away); Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 2½ 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 •
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