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Cash in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Big Spring

 
 
Big Spring Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. Big Spring Marker
Inscription. May 17, 1864: Butterfield's (3d) div., 20th A.C [US], marched this way from Field’s Mill, Coosawattee River, enroute to Kingston & camped at the Smith farm 2 ½ miles N. of Mosteller’s Mills.

May 18: Schofield's 23d A.C [US], marching from Field’s, reached vicinity at 2 A.M. Cox's 3d div. camped at this cross-roads until 5 A.M., & via Sonora, moved to Mosteller's. Hovey’s 1st and Judah’s 2d divs. camped at Big Spring (at other and of Dew’s Lake) and by evening reached Mosteller’s.

These troops formed the left flank of Federal forces enroute to Etowah River.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.515′ N, 84° 49.293′ W. Marker is in Cash, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Dews Pond Road (Georgia Route 373) 0 miles west of Cash Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sonora P.O. Now Sonoraville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Field's Mill & Ferry
Big Spring Marker, looking west on Dews Pond Road Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Big Spring Marker, looking west on Dews Pond Road
(approx. 5.1 miles away); New Echota Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); New Echota Ferry (approx. 6 miles away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 6 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 6.1 miles away); New Echota (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cherokee Indian Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dew's Pond and the dam forming the pond. Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
3. Dew's Pond and the dam forming the pond.
Big Spring is at the opposite end of the Dew's Pond, known during the Civil War as Dew's Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert 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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