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Fulton County Historical Markers

Enroute to Jonesboro


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Enroute to Jonesboro
  • Location: Fairburn Rd north of Cascade Rd and Utoy Creek

ENROUTE TO JONESBORO

Aug. 26, 1864. The Federal Army of the Tenn., (15th, 16th & 17th corps) enroute to Fairburn & Jonesboro, camped on, and near, the Wilson plantation. Gen. John A. Logan (15th A.C.) had h’dq’rs at the Judge Wm. A. Wilson residence. The 4th, 14th & 23rd A.C. marched by other rds. Atlanta siege operations (July 22 - Aug. 25) having failed, the Federals were shifted S. to cut the two railroads entering from the S.W. This change of base resulted not only in destruction of the West Point & the Macon railroads, but two days of battle at Jonesboro & the consequent evacuation of Atlanta (Sept. 1) which ended the campaign.

060-164 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958