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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jonesboro, Georgia
Location of Jonesboro, Georgia
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|On Friday, August 19, 1864, 4,400 Federal cavalrymen under General H. Brigadier Judson Kilpatrick galloped into Jonesborough (Jonesboro). An Illinois trooper described the town as "a row of stores, dwellings and shops on each side of the . . . — — Map (db m103354) HM|
|One of few natural landmarks of the battle fought here Aug. 31, 1864, is the deep gully S. of marker -- the bed of a small stream flowing W. to Flint River. N. of, & parallel to it, was the refused line of Harrow’s div. of the 15th, prolonged by . . . — — Map (db m41702) HM|
|Clayton County was created by Act of Nov. 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties. It was named for Augustine Smith Clayton, born at Fredericksburg, Va., Nov. 27, 1783, who moved to Georgia before 1800. A graduate of the U. of Ga., he was a lawyer, . . . — — Map (db m18956) HM|
|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|
|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 Lee’s troops [CS] were withdrawn from Atlanta’s defense lines evening of the 30th when Hood learned that Federal forces, after wrecking the West Point R.R. to the S.W., were threatening the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, . . . — — Map (db m50862) HM|
|Sept. 1, 1864. The withdrawal of S. D. Lee’s A. C. toward Atlanta left Hardee facing the same Federal forces of the preceding day. To meet an attack on his rt., he shifted Cleburne’s & Carter’s divs. [CS] to an extended line forming a salient angle . . . — — Map (db m36755) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Located near the center of fighting on the second day of the Battle Jonesborough (Jonesboro), the final major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, this cemetery contains the graves of up to 1,000 Confederate soldiers killed while fighting here on August . . . — — Map (db m103182) HM|
|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|
|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|
|On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing . . . — — Map (db m36812) HM|
|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 to . . . — — Map (db m12357) HM|
|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|
|To the honored memory of
the several hundred unknown
Confederate Soldiers reposing
within this enclosure who fell
at the Battle of Jonesboro
August 31-September 1, 1864
These soldiers were of Hardee’s Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. . . . — — Map (db m74212) WM|