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Fulton County Historical Markers

Gen. J.D. Cox’s Div. to Old Cross Keys


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Gen. J.D. Cox’s Div. to Old Cross Keys
  • Location: Johnson Ferry Rd at Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs

GEN. J.D. COX’S DIV. TO OLD CROSS KEYS

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 corps moved toward Sandy Springs (on Mt. Vernon Rd.). Hascall’s div. turned S. (on Long Island Drive) to Mt. Paran 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.

060-12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954