To the honored memory of the several hundred unknown confederate soldiers reposing within this enclosure who fell at the battle of Jonesboro.
August 31-September 1, 1864

These soldiers were of Hardees's Corps. Commanded by Maj. Gen Patrick R. Cleburne, Lieut Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps and a portion of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Corp. Commanded by Lieut. Gen. William J. Hardee and charged with the defense of Jonesboro-though vastly outnumbered by Federal forces-they gave their lives to parry the final thrust at the heart of the Southern Confederacy.

Erected by the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association