Lee's Corps Withdrawn

Lee's Corps Withdrawn (HMCCE)

Location: Jonesboro, GA 30236 Clayton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 31.433', W 84° 21.25'

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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. there. This order was issued before Hood learned that Hardee's & Lee's troops had been engaged with Howard's forces [US] all that afternoon at Jonesboro.

Sept. 1. Lee began his march at 2 A. M. on this road which joins the McDonough-Atlanta road six miles N. E. This left Hardee's corps — singly & alone — to face six Federal corps in the final battle of the Atlanta Campaign.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number031-13
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745726 N 3712501
Decimal Degrees33.52388333, -84.35416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.433', W 84° 21.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 25.98" N, 84° 21' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 N McDonough St, Jonesboro GA 30236, US
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