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Clayton County Historical Markers

March and Counter-March


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: March and Counter-March
  • Location: US 23 at Fielder Rd about 1/2 mile north of I-675 junction

MARCH AND COUNTER-MARCH

Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C., withdrawn from Jonesboro after the battle Aug. 31, camped in this vicinity enroute northward via the McDonough Rd., to aid Stewart’s A. C. [CS] in Atlanta if attacked by Federals at East Point. Learning of Hardee’s defeat at Jonesboro the 31st, Hood abandoned Atlanta; Stewart & the militia moved out the McDonough Rd. night of Sept. 1

Sept. 2. Lee, his march resumed, met Stewart & the militia coming southward - the former to Lovejoy’s - the latter to Griffin. To cover this withdrawal, Lee continued his march northward until halted at South River, six miles from Atlanta, countermarching to Lovejoy’s Sept. 3

031-12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956