Historic Markers Across Georgia

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

Marker ID: GHM 060-12
Location: Johnson Ferry Rd at Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 55.456    W 084° 22.568
  33.924266    -84.37613
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1V7W
Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys Marker  


Maj. Gen. J. M. Schofield´s 23d A.C. having crossed the Chattahoochee July 8, 1864, remained near Isom´s Ferry until the 17th. On that day the Corp´s moved toward Sandy Springs (on Mt. Vernon Rd.). Hascall´s div. turned S (on Long Island Drive) to Mt. Paren 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 towards Nancy´s Creek & Old Cross Keys.

Late afternoon, Cox contacted Hascall´s div. at Burdett´s farm (Mt. Paren Rd.) & Dodge´s 16th A.C. approaching Old Cross Keys from Roswell.

GHM 060-12 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954