Howard's March to Jonesboro

Howard's March to Jonesboro (HMTTZ)

Location: Riverdale, GA 30296 Fulton County
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N 33° 33.638', W 84° 27.647'

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Aug. 1864. Howard's Army of the Tenn. [US], having abandoned siege operations on the W. side of Atlanta, moved S. in a flanking march to cut the West Point R.R. at & below Shadnor Ch. On the 30th, the army moved E. toward Jonesboro to seize and destroy the Macon railroad.

Ransom's 16th & Blair's 17th A.C. marched from Fairburn; Logan's 15th, from Shadnor Ch., the 3 merging along this, the main rd. to Jonesboro.

Armstrong's & Ross' cav. [CS], resisted the advance from this side of Bethsaida Ch. to & beyond Camp Cr. as far as Renfroe's, from which place the Federals reached Flint River at 10 P.M.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-170
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735721 N 3716330
Decimal Degrees33.56063333, -84.46078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.638', W 84° 27.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 38.28" N, 84° 27' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2150 Bethsaida Rd, Riverdale GA 30296, US
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