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Fulton County Historical Markers

Site: Old Red Oak P.O.


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Site: Old Red Oak P.O.
  • Location: US 29 (Roosevelt Hwy) at Welcome All Rd, Red Oak

SITE: OLD RED OAK P.O. 1864

Siege operations on the Atlanta front having failed, the Federals moved against the 2 R. R. S. of it. Howard’s Army of the Tenn., Thomas Army of the Cumberland & Schofield’s Army of the Ohio, struck the A. & W. P. R. R. at this point.

Several miles of the track were destroyed between East Point & Fairburn, Aug. 28, 29.

Aug. 30, the move E. against the Macon R. R. began: Howard, from Shadnor Ch. via Bethsaida Ch. to Renfroe’s & Jonesboro; Thomas & Schofield from Red Oak to Rough and Ready. This foray against the 2 R. R., & the 2 days of battle at Jonesboro (Aug. 31, Sept 1) ended this campaign.

060-168 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958