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Clayton County Historical Markers

Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro
  • Location: Confederate Cemetery, McDonough Rd., Jonesboro

TWO DAYS OF BATTLE AT JONESBORO

In this vicinity were fought the engagements that ended the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Confederate forces under Gen. Hardee, endeavoring to defend the remaining R.R. to Atlanta, against outnumbering Federal troops, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 were forced to withdraw to Lovejoy’s

The area within the enclosure was a burial place of Confederate soldiers who died in local hospitals during the war. After its close, Confederate casualties (buried on the battlefields where they fell) were removed to this hallowed ground which was designated at the time, The Pat Cleburne Cemetery.

031-11 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956