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

Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys

Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 31, 2008
1. Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys Marker
Inscription.  Maj. Gen. J. M. Schofield`s 23d A.C. (US) having crossed the Chattahoochee July 8, 1864, remained near Isom`s Ferry until the 17th. On that day the corps moved toward Sandy Springs (on Mt. Vernon Rd.). Hascall`s div. turned S. (on Long Island Drive) to Mt. Paran Road.

Schofield, in person, with Cox`s div., passing Sandy Springs, turned S. E. at this point (on Johnson Bridge Rd.) & (via Chamblee Rd.) moved toward Nancy`s Creek & Old Cross Keys. Late afternoon, Cox contacted Hascall`s div. at Burdett`s farm (Mt. Paran Rd.) & Dodge`s 16th A. C. approaching Old Cross Keys from Roswell.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-12.)
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 8, 1780.
Location. 33° 55.456′ N, 84° 22.567′ W. Marker is in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Vernon Highway and Johnson Ferry Road, on the right
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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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sandy Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); The History of the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia (approx. half a mile away); Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Historic Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); 23d A.C. to Decatur (approx. one mile away); To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hascall's Div. Joins Cox's Line of March (approx. 1.6 miles away); Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hascall’s Div. Camped (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Springs.
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 1,160 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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