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Clayton County Historical Markers

Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day
  • Location: Ga. 54 just north of Warren House, Jonesboro

BATTLE OF JONESBORO THE SECOND DAY

Sept. 1, 1864. The area bounded by the McPeak house (N), the Warren house (S), the R. R. (E), & U.S. 41 (W), was the scene of the final pitched battle of the Atlanta Campaign (begun May 7, ‘64). Hardee’s A. C. [CS], posted in a salient angle at the Warren house, was attacked by Carlin’s 1st, Morgan’s 2d, & Baird’s 3d divs. of Davis’ 14th A. C. Moving s. E. from the Fayettesville Rd. (at Riverdale), they went into action at 5 P. M.; the battle ended with nightfall & withdrawal of Hardee’s forces southward to Lovejoy’s Station. Davis’ troops were aided on the left by Stanley’s 4th Corps which marched down the railroad.

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