To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys

To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys (HM6RR)

Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 54.995', W 84° 23.815'

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Schofield's 23rd A.C., the first of the Federal forces to cross the Chattahoochee River at Isom's Ferry on July 8, 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) division took the road (Mount Vernon) to Sandy Springs Camp Ground, one mile northeast.

To present a wider corps front to the southeast, Hascall's division detoured (via Long Island Drive) to Mount Paran Road, where it camped at or near the Burdett farm that night - moving ahead northeast the next day to join Cox on the Cross Keys road.
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HM NumberHM6RR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number060-9
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740655 N 3755958
Decimal Degrees33.91658333, -84.39691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.995', W 84° 23.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 59.70" N, 84° 23' 48.90" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 294-298 Mt Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs GA 30328, US
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