Vinings in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry
Wheeler’s Cav. escorted the trains; when all were across, the bridge was cut loose so as to swing down stream to the Fulton Co. side.
Federal gun-fire, preventing its removal, the bridge was cut loose by the Confederates, but instead of floating down to shelter within Johnston’s River Line at Bolton, it lodged on this side where it was seized by troops of Hazen's 4th A. C. brigade, July 8.
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-85.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 51.557′ N, 84° 27.339′ W. Marker is in Vinings, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of West Paces Ferry Road SE and Paces Ferry Drive SE, on the right when traveling west on West Paces Ferry Road SE. The marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4199 West Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta GA 30339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Pace’s Ferry Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Defense Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site: Hardy Pace’s Res. Howard’s Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. ¾ mile away); The 4th Corps at Vining’s Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vinings.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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