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Marker ID: GHM 060-9
Location: Mt Vernon Highway at Heard's Ferry Rd, Sandy Springs
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 54.993    W 084° 23.821
  33.91655    -84.39701
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1V2G
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Text:

Schofield´s 23d A.C. the fist of the Federal forces to cross the river, remained on this ridge from July 8 to 17, 1864. On the 17th the corps began its march to make contact with McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee at Old Cross Keys. Cox´s (3d) followed by Hascall´s (2d) div. took the rd. (Mt. Vernon) to Sandy Springs Camp Ground 1 mi. N.E.
To present a wider corps front to the S.E. Hascall´s div. detoured (via Long Island Drive) to Mt. Paran Rd. where it camped at or near the Burdett farm that night - moving N.E. the next day to join Cox on the Cross Keys road.

GHM 060-9 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1954



 

 

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