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Fulton County Historical Markers

23D A.C. to Decatur


  • Source: Don Hogan
  • Marker: 23D A.C. to Decatur
  • Location: Mt Vernon Highway at Long Island Dr, Sandy Springs

23D A.C. TO DECATUR

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 S. across Long Island Cr. to Mt. Paran 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.

060-10 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954