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The Battle of Jonesboro by Markers.
Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro Marker and Confederate Cemetery Entrance image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro Marker and Confederate Cemetery Entrance
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 03-11 — Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro
In this vicinity were fought the engagements that ended the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Confederate forces under Gen. Hardee, endeavoring to defend the remaining R.R. to Atlanta, against outnumbering Federal troops, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 were forced to . . . — Map (db m12330) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-167 — Mt. Gilead M. E. ChurchOrganized 1824
In 1864, the building at this location was a prominent landmark in the final phases of Federal military operations against Atlanta. Three Federal army corps marched this way enroute to Red Oak and Jonesboro; 4th and 14th of the Army of Cumberland . . . — Map (db m19896) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), College Park — 031-35 — 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church
Aug. 29, 1864. The 10th Mich. reg't, in advance of Davis’ 14th A. C. [US], en route from Red Oak to Jonesboro, encountered Armstrong’s & Martin’s cav. [CS] posted at the church, where a spirited delaying action forced the 10th to withdraw. Aug. . . . — Map (db m18904) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-106 — Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta
Gen. Alex. P. Stewart’s A.C. & the Ga. Militia remained in Atlanta after Hardee’s & S.D. Lee’s corps (CS) were shifted to Jonesboro Aug. 30, 1864. With Hardee’s defeat at that place Aug. 31, Atlanta was abandoned, night of Sept. 1. Stewart’s A.C. & . . . — Map (db m10410) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-166 — Dry Pond
An old Campbell County crossroads cited in James P. Snell’s Diary as “a one-horse settlement with no pond, but two or three houses & blacksmith shop” — a landmark in the movement of Howard’s Army of the Tennessee from the Atlanta . . . — Map (db m19095) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Mountain View — 031-4 — Jonesboro Threatened
August 30, 1864. On receipt of Hardee’s report from Rough and Ready of Federal threats to the M. & W. R. R., at Jonesboro, Hood directed Hardee & S. D. Lee [CS] to come to headquarters. The locomotive N. C. MONROE was sent for them at sunset: Hardee . . . — Map (db m18339) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-26 — Battle of Jonesboro The First Day
Aug. 31, 1864. This immediate area was occupied by the Army of the Tenn. [US], commanded by Gen. O. O. Howard. These troops, Logan’s 15th, Ransom’s 16th & Blair’s 17th corps, marched to this position from Fairburn the previous day; the 15th & 17th . . . — Map (db m18824) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Union City — 060-169 — Shadnor Baptist Church
Organized in 1840 as New Hope Baptist Church; named changed to Shadnor, 1853. The original log structure that stood a short distance N. of present one, was a prominent landmark during the foray of Federal forces to cut the West Point R. R. in this . . . — Map (db m16709) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-10 — Hardee’s Detour
Aug. 31, 1864. The night march of Hardee’s A. C. (followed by Anderson’s div. of S. D. Lee’s) [CS] from East Point & Rough and Ready to Jonesboro, was not without incident. About 3 A. M. the head of Brown’s column encountered Federal pickets at the . . . — Map (db m18175) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-23 — Site of McPeak House
Cited in Official Records of military operations at Jonesboro, 1864; not the one standing in 1958, but one at rear on the old road of which the driveway is a remaining portion. Aug. 31, 1864, Hardee’s A. C. & Anderson’s div. of S. D. Lee’s, marched . . . — Map (db m59426) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-14 — Diverted Attack
Aug. 31, 1864. The three divs. of Hardee’s A. C. [CS] Lowrey’s, Brown’s & Maney’s (under Gen. Cleburne), moved W. from Jonesboro to attack the flank of the intrenched Federal 15th A. C. 400 yds. N. This called for a wheel to the right (or N.) & was . . . — Map (db m18294) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Riverdale — 031-17 — Site of Couch House
Because of its location at the center of Federal forces moving toward the Macon R. R. & Jonesboro, in Aug. 1864, the Drew Couch house, a log structure which stood at this site, was designated headquarters by the high command. Here, Generals Sherman . . . — Map (db m18255) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-15 — Attack by Lee's Corps
Gen. Hood's move to checkmate the Federal foray at Jonesboro on the one remaining railroad entering Atlanta, resulted in two major engagements August 31 & September 1, 1864. Aug. 31. A concerted attack on the Fed. 15th A. C. between the town & . . . — Map (db m18288) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-13 — Lee's Corps Withdrawn
Aug. 31, 1864. When Gen. Hood in Atlanta heard that Federal forces had seized the railroad at Rough and Ready & suspecting an attack from that quarter, he ordered Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] to move back toward Atlanta to support Stewart’s A. C. . . . — Map (db m18809) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-24 — Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day
Sept. 1, 1864. The area bounded by the McPeak house (N), the Warren house (S), the R. R. (E), & U.S. 41 (W), was the scene of the final pitched battle of the Atlanta Campaign (begun May 7, '64). Hardee’s A. C. [CS], posted in a salient angle at . . . — Map (db m18185) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — Heritage Place1981
Historic Jonesboro, named in honor of Samuel Goode Jones in 1845, was founded in 1823 as Leaksville. Later Clayton County was created by the Act of November 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties, and Jonesboro became the County Seat. The town . . . — Map (db m18815) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — The Johnson-Blalock House
Ante-Bellum home of James F. Johnson, attorney, planter, merchant, Confederate officer and noted political figure in mid-nineteenth century Georgia. Johnson introduced the legislation which created Clayton County in 1858 and the bill which . . . — Map (db m18183) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-3 — The Warren House
During the War Between the States, on this property to the north and west of this house was fought a major part of the Battle of Jonesboro, August 31st and September 1st,1864. The battle was a struggle to capture the railroad to cut off supplies . . . — Map (db m12357) HM

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