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Clayton County Historical Markers

Battle of Jonesboro The First Day


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Jonesboro The First Day
  • Location: North Avenue just west of US 41, west of Jonesboro

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 & 17th cast up intrenched lines on this side of Flint River, the 16th, W. of it.

S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS], moving from lines W. of the town, attacked 15th & 17th A. C. fronts while Hardee’s corps assailed the refused flank of the 15th & part of the 16th (which had been shifted E. of the river) ­ a drawn battle that awaited final conclusion until the nest day.

031-26 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958