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Janet (#46573654)
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Bio Photo "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won." Sherman

Site: The Mann House
Marker Time Period: 19th Century
Region: Atlanta Metro
Marker Subject: Civil War, Military History
County: Clayton
Marker Program: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources
Marker Text: Some 400 ft. S. on this ridge stood the antebellum farm house of John A. Mann (1828-1904). It is cited in reports & dispatches of the movement of the 4th A.C. [US] from Red Oak to the Macon R.R. at Rough & Ready. Aug. 30, 1864, the 4th A.C., on reaching the crossroads at noon, drove the Confederate cav. N.E. on the Flat Shoals Rd. toward Thames’ Mill, then camped in this area: Newton’s div. N.E. of house; Kimball’s & Wood’s at crossroads just west of it.

Aug. 31. The 4th, having been joined by the 23d, resumed the march N. E. & together they cut the railroad at & below Rough & Ready while the 1st battle of Jonesboro was in progress.

Site of Couch House
Marker Text: Because of its location at the center of Federal forces moving toward the Macon R.R. & Jonesboro, in Aug. 1864, the Drew Couch house, a long structure which stood at this site, was designated headquarters by the high command. Here, Generals Sherman & Thomas transmitted & received dispatches & maneuvering forces were posted in relation to the house as a landmark. Orders & reports cite the house 25 times in Official Records. From this sector the 14th A.C., Army of the Cumberland, moved to the battlefield of Jonesboro, Sept. 1. Site of the house was verified by B.F. Hancock, who, as a lad of 9 yrs. saw Gen. Sherman here, Aug. 31.

Battle of Jonesboro: The First Day
Marker Text: Aug. 31, 1864. This immediate area was occupied by the Army of the Tenn. [USA], commanded by Gen. O. O. Howard. These troops, Logan’s 15th, Ransom’s 16th & Blair’s 17th corps, marched to this position from Fairburn the previous day; the 15th & 17th cast up intrenched lines on this side of Flint river, the 16th, W. of it.

S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CSA], moving from lines W. of the town, attacked 15th & 17th A. C. fronts while Hardee’s corps assailed the refused flank of the 15th & part of the 16th (which had been shifted E. of the river) – a drawn battle that awaited final conclusion until the next day
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Lola Weber
John Rutan FAG# 29262214

I am excited at the possibility of this being my John Rutan. May I ask where you got the information for the Find A Grave memorial?
I am interested in sources for this individual.

A family searcher,

Lola Weber
Added by Lola Weber on Aug 10, 2016 2:10 PM
Cpl John C Brown
Thank you for the recent update on this memorial (2975587). I just recently was able to make the family connection (1's cousin, 3x removed), and was pleased to see the information that you added to this page. Thank you for your efforts, and your responsible management of this memorial.

Added by HD_RIDER on Aug 05, 2016 9:39 AM
Ellen Bishop
RE: John F. Cassity
I have to refer you to my daughter on that father part, it is always been our belief his father was Alexander and I have been at this myself since 1970. I didn't know where for sure he died, what battle did he die in?, does he have a stone? I sent a request for a picture of his stone, this is my daughters email
Added by Ellen Bishop on Aug 01, 2016 7:03 PM
Laurie Voss
Photo request
I am creating a book on my Stapleton side, and request permission to use your photo, with credit, of #30454107. Please advise if this is ok.
Thank you,
Laurie Voss
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Added by Laurie Voss on Jul 05, 2016 12:17 PM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
Thank You Janet for that info.
I was so hoping our search was ended.
Thanks to kind caring people as you, who help us navigate our way.

Do you have any info on this:

William Allen... Born 1846 in Marshall Co. Alabama. Served in the 4th Alabama Cavalry
Company I ?
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 10, 2016 8:05 AM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
I am looking at the monument at the Chattanooga National Cemetery for William Allen, he was a scout. He was killed in 1864 at Tracy City Tn.
His grave ;ocaction is :
Section C
Site 1375

I would like to know if he was a Civil War Veteran in 4th Alabama Calvary , Company I
In the Russell Command.
Thank You For Your Reply
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 5:32 PM
milton clyde allen
william allen 1864
was william allen part of 4 alabama calvry csa
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 3:01 PM
barbbriartoseara bower
Samuel W Bower
Thank you for posting this tribute. Samuel is my grandfather's first cousin. My grandfather was born 7 years after Samuel died. I have often wondered if he was buried in Georgia or transported him to Illinois.

Again thank you for honoring this solider from the Civil War.

B. Bower
Added by barbbriartoseara bower on Jun 08, 2016 7:31 PM
Henry E Higgins
Hi Janet,

After looking back at H.K. Sutton I see you found Horace Hutton. I was looking for Sutton and found Andrew. However, the date of death came from Find A Grave information so it probably is not right. He seems to have mustered out, but so have a lot of others when they should have been reported dead. What do you think?
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:46 PM
Henry E Higgins
Soldier buried G 7384 - Unable to find Horace Sutton in CWSS. Could he be Andrew J. Sutton?
3rd Ohio Cavalry - Co. F
Residence Not Listed
24 Years Old at Enlistment
Enlisted 10/5/61
Mustered In 11/11/61
Died 7/13/64 - Marietta, Ga.
Roster: “Mustered Out 11/4/64 - Columbia, Tn.”
G 7384
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:37 PM
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