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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Stewart’s & Lee’s A.C. March to Lovejoy’s Sta.


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Stewart’s & Lee’s A.C. March to Lovejoy’s Sta.
  • Location: Moreland Ave (US 23) just south of junction with Ga 160

STEWART’S & LEE’S A.C. MARCH TO LOVEJOY’S STA.

Hardee’s command, [Confederate] defeated at Jonesboro, Aug. 31, 1864, was depleted by the withdrawal of S.D. Lee’s A.C. before results of the battle were known in Atlanta. Hood, anticipating a Federal attack at East Point, ordered Lee toward Atlanta. He left Jonesboro early September 1 & via McDonough Rd. reach South River the 2nd, passing Stewart’s A.C. [Confederate] which had abandoned Atlanta that morning because of Hardee’s defeat.

Hardee was force to withdraw to Lovejoy’s Sta. Sept. 1, where Stewart joined him on the 2nd. Lee, covering Stewart’s rear, followed him to Lovejoy’s on this road - arriving there Sept. 3d.

044-61 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956