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Clayton County Historical Markers

Jonesboro Threatened


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Jonesboro Threatened
  • Location: U.S. 41 east of Atlanta's Harfield-Jackson International Airport

JONESBORO THREATENED

August 30, 1864. On receipt of Hardee’s report from Rough and Ready of Federal threats to the M. & W. R. R., at Jonesboro, Hood directed Hardee & S. D. Lee [CS] to come to headquarters. The locomotive N. C. MONROE was sent for them at sunset: Hardee at Rough and Ready, Lee at East Point. On reaching Atlanta, Hardee was directed by Hood to march two corps – his own, under Cleburne, from near Rough and Ready, & Lee’s from East Point – to Jonesboro.

This was an endeavor to checkmate the Federal threat to Atanta’s last R. R. Hardee arrived by rail at Jonesboro before dawn the 31st, in advance of his marching soldiery.

031-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956