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Fulton County Historical Markers

4TH & 23D A.C. Advance


  • Source: Don Hogan
  • Marker: 4TH & 23D A.C. Advance
  • Location: Old Powers Ferry Rd and Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs

4TH & 23D A.C. ADVANCE

Howards 4th A.C. was aligned along this ridge (Mt. Vernon Rd.) from a point 0.5 mi. N.E. of Crossroads Ch. To 1.5 mi. S.W., at the river. These troops reached this ridge July 12, 13, 1864, having crossed the Chattahoochee at Power’s & Isom’s ferries. Hascall’s div. (23d A.C.) was intrenched on Howard’s left (along Mt. Venron 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 Buckhead July 18.

060-15 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954