Enroute to Jonesboro

Enroute to Jonesboro

Year Erected: 1958

Enroute to JonesboroMarker Text: Aug 26, 1864. The Federal Army of the Tenn., (15th, 16th and 17th corps) enroute to Fairburn and 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 and 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 & Macon railroads, but two days of battle at Jonesboro & the consequent evacuation of Atlanta (Sept. 1), which ended the campaign.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Fairburn Road, north of Cascade Road in Atlanta