Historic Markers Across Georgia

23d A.C. to Decatur

Marker ID: GHM 060-10
Location: Mt Vernon Highway at Long Island Dr
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 55.125    W 084° 23.582
  33.91875    -84.39303
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1V33
23d A.C. to Decatur  Marker  


July 17, 1864 Schofield´s 23d A.C. left its river positions near Isom´s ferry on a march designed to gain the N.E. sector of the final approach to Atlanta by Federal Forces.

Cox´s (3d) div continued to Sandy Springs on this road where a rt turn headed the column on it´s three-day march to Decatur, DeKalb Co. To secure wider coverage of the immediate front, Hascall´s (2d) div. turned south across Long Island Cr. to Mt. Paren Rd. where it camped at or near Burdett farm. The 4th A.C. (last of the 7 Federal corps to leave the river) began its march from Crossroads Church to Buckhead the next day. via Power´s Fy. Rd.

GHM 060-10 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954