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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jonesboro, Georgia

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Jonesboro is the county seat for Clayton County
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1 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
2 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 & . . . Map (db m18824) HM
3 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
4 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 38 — Battle of JonesboroughThe First Day — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
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
5 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 031-27 — Battlefield Landmark
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
6 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 031-7 — Clayton County
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
7 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.) & . . . Map (db m18294) HM
8 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 031-9 — Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps Reported missing
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 . . . Map (db m50862) HM
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9 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 031-25 — Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro
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
10 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 . . . Map (db m18175) HM
11 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
12 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
13 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 39 — Patrick Cleburne Confederate CemeteryBattle of Jonesborough - the Second Day — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
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 . . . Map (db m103182) HM
14 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 031-23 — Site of McPeak House Reported missing
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
15 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — Stately Oaks
. . . Map (db m187122) HM
16 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
17 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — 031-21 — The March to the Sea
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
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18 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — The Warren House
Built in 1840 by Guy L. Warren, this Federal style family home became Confederate headquarters and hospital in 1864 during the Battle of Jonesboro. When Jonesboro fell, Union forces commandeered the house as Union headquarters and hospital to serve . . . Map (db m187123) HM
19 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 to . . . Map (db m12357) HM
20 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
21 Georgia, Clayton County, Jonesboro — Unknown Confederate Soldiers MemorialBattle of Jonesboro
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
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