Enroute to Jonesboro

Enroute to Jonesboro (HMTU1)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30331 Fulton County
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N 33° 44.288', W 84° 30.609'

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Aug 26, 1864. The Federal Army of the Tenn., (15th, 16th and 17th corps) enroute to Fairburn & Jonesboro, camped on, and near, the Wilson plantation. Gen. John A. Logan (15th A.C.) had h'dq'rs at the Judge Wm. A. Wilson residence. The 4th, 14th and 23rd A.C. marched by other rds.

Atlanta siege operations (July 22 - Aug 25), having failed, the Federals were shifted S. to cut the two railroads entering from the S.W.

This change of base resulted not only in destruction of the West Point & the Macon railroads, but two days of battle at Jonesboro & the consequent evacuation of Atlanta (Sept. 1), which ended the campaign.
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HM NumberHMTU1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number060-164
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 730663 N 3735905
Decimal Degrees33.73813333, -84.51015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.288', W 84° 30.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 17.28" N, 84° 30' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 427-639 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta GA 30331, US
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