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Sandy Springs in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

4th & 23d A.C. Advance

4th & 23d A.C. Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 31, 2008
1. 4th & 23d A.C. Advance Marker
Inscription.  Howard’s 4th A.C. was aligned along this ridge (Mt. Vernon Rd.) from a point .5 mi. N.E. of Crossroads Ch. to 1.5 mi. S.W.. at the river. These troops reached this ridge July 12, 13, 1864, having crossed the Chattahoochee at Power’s & Isom’s ferries. Hascall`s div. (23d A.C.) was intrenched on Howard`s left (along M. Vernon Rd.)., when both lines adjusted July 14.

Sherman, from h’dq’rs here (July 17-18), directed initial movements of Federal forces, from Roswell to Pace’s Ferry, to Atlanta.

From these environs the 23rd A.C. marched via Sandy Springs to Old Cross Keys, July 17; the 4th, via Power’s Fy. Rd. to Buckhead July 18.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 12, 1780.
Location. 33° 54.333′ N, 84° 24.982′ W. Marker is in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount
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Vernon Highway and Old Powers Ferry Road, on the left when traveling east on Mount Vernon Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. ¾ mile away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 1.4 miles away); Howard's March to Buckhead (approx. 1.6 miles away); The River Patrol & Cochran’s Ford (approx. 1.6 miles away); Power's Ferry (approx. 1.6 miles away); 23d A.C. to Decatur (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Springs.
4th & 23d A.C. Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Dover, July 4, 2009
2. 4th & 23d A.C. Advance Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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