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Fulton County Historical Markers

To Sandy Springs & Old Cross Keys


  • Source: Todd Massar
  • Marker: To Sandy Springs & Old Cross Keys
  • Location: Mt Vernon Highway at Heard's Ferry Rd, Sandy Springs

TO SANDY SPRINGS & OLD CROSS KEYS

Schofield’s 23d A.C., the first 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.

060-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954