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.