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Clayton County Historical Markers

Lee’s Corps Withdrawn


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Lee’s Corps Withdrawn
  • Location: Main Street north of old Depot, Jonesboro

LEE’S CORPS WITHDRAWN

Aug. 31, 1864. When Gen. Hood in Atlanta heard that Federal forces had seized the railroad at Rough and Ready & suspecting an attack from that quarter, he ordered Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] to move back toward Atlanta to support Stewart’s A. C. there. This order was issued before Hood learned that Hardee’s & Lee’s troops had been engaged with Howard’s forces [US] all that afternoon at Jonesboro.

Sept. 1. Lee began his march at 2 A. M. on this road which joins the McDonough-Atlanta road six miles N. E. This left Hardee’s corps – singly & alone – to face six Federal corps in the final battle of the Atlanta Campaign.

031-13 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956