Historic Markers Across Georgia

4th & 23d A.C. Advance

Marker ID: GHM 060-15
Location: Old Powers Ferry Rd and Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs [original removed; duplicate marker cast and ready for installation]
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 54.334    W 084° 24.982
  33.905566    -84.41636
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1V28
4th & 23d A.C. Advance Marker  


Howard´s 4th A.C. was aligned along this ridge (Mt. Veron Rd.) from a point 0.5 mi N.E. of Cross Ch. To 1.5 mi. S.W. at the river. These troops reached the Chattahoochee at Power´s & Isom´s ferries. Hascall´s div. (23d A.C.) was entrenched on Howard´s left (along Mt. Veron Rd.), when both lines were adjusted July 14.

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

From these environs the 23d A.C. marched via Sandy Springs to Old Cross Keys, July 17; the 4th via Power´s Fy. Rd. to Buchhead July 18.

GHM 060-15 Georgia Historical Commission - 1954