“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sandy Springs in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys

To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon Steele-Smith, August 20, 2008
1. To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys Marker
Inscription. Schofieldís 23rd A.C., the first of the Federal forces to cross the Chattahoochee River at Isomís Ferry on July 8, remained on this ridge from July 8 to 17, 1864. On the 17th the corps began its march to make contact with McPhersonís Army of the Tennessee at Old Cross Keys. Coxís (3d) followed by Hascallís (2d) division took the road (Mount Vernon) to Sandy Springs Camp Ground, one mile northeast.

To present a wider corps front to the southeast, Hascallís division detoured (via Long Island Drive) to Mount Paran Road, where it camped at or near the Burdett farm that night - moving ahead northeast the next day to join Cox on the Cross Keys road.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 54.995′ N, 84° 23.815′ W. Marker is in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Vernon Highway and Heards Ferry Road, on the left when traveling west on Mount Vernon Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Atlanta GA 30328, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 23d A.C. to Decatur (approx. ľ mile away); The History of the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Historic Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Sandy Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys (approx. 1.3 miles away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.4 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hascallís Div. Camped (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandy Springs.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sharon Steele-Smith of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Sharon Steele-Smith of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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