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

Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps

Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps Marker
Inscription.  Aug. 31, 1864. Lee’s troops [CS] were withdrawn from Atlanta’s defense lines evening of the 30th when Hood learned that Federal forces, after wrecking the West Point R.R. to the S.W., were threatening the Macon R.R. at Jonesboro.

Lee’s troops, together with Hardee’s, began the march to Jonesboro long after dark; Hardee’s three divs. & Anderson’s of Lee’s A.C., left from East Point & Rough and Ready on the main rd.

Lee’s other two divs., Stevenson’s & Clayton’s went by Mt. Zion Ch. (Fulton Co.) & Rough & Ready where they followed the R.R. via Morrow’s Sta., arriving at Jonesboro in the immediate rear of Hardee’s command in the late forenoon.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 33.167′ N, 84° 20.817′ W. Marker was in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker was at the
Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps Marker Pole image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
2. Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps Marker Pole
intersection of Jonesboro Road (Georgia Route 54) and Battlecreek Road, on the right when traveling north on Jonesboro Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Site of McPeak House (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hardee’s Detour (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Warren House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. 1.6 miles away); Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
More about this marker. The marker disappeared sometime in late 2000. Text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
Categories. War, US Civil

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2015, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on December 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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