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

Big Spring

 
 
Big Spring Marker image. 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.)
 
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.
 
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
Big Spring Marker, looking west on Dews Pond Road image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Big Spring Marker, looking west on Dews Pond Road
west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (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).
 
Dew's Pond and the dam forming the pond. image. 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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