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Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864

 
 
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By David Seibert, December 2, 2012
1. Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker
Inscription. Siege operations on the Atlanta front having failed, the Federals moved against the 2 R. R. S. of it. Howard’s Army of the Tenn., Thomas’ Army of the Cumberland & Schofield’s Army of the Ohio, struck the A. & W.P.R.R at this point.

Several miles of the track were destroyed between East Point & Fairburn, Aug. 28, 29.

Aug. 30, the move E against the Macon R.R. began: Howard, from Shadnor Ch. via Bethsaida Ch. to Renfroe’s & Jonesboro; Thomas & Schofield from Red Oak to Rough and Ready. This foray against the 2 R.R., & the 2 days of battle at Jonesboro (Aug. 31, Sept. 1) ended the campaign.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-168.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.667′ N, 84° 31.35′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Roosevelt Highway (U.S. 29) and Welcome All Road, on the right when traveling east on Roosevelt Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30349, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shadnor Baptist Church (approx. 2.5
Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 2, 2012
2. Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker
miles away); Mt. Gilead M. E. Church (approx. 4 miles away); Historic Mt. Gilead (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Campbell County (approx. 4.5 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Howard's March to Jonesboro (approx. 5 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 2, 2012
3. Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker
Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 2, 2012
4. Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Marker
Looking southwest on Roosevelt Highway (US Highway 29); the traffic light is at Welcome All Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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