“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vinings in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Site: Hardy Pace’s Res. Howard’s Headquarters

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By David Seibert, April 13, 2008
1. Site: Hardy Pace’s Res., Howard’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Hardy Pace (1785-1864), operated the Chattahoochee River ferry at site of bridge where Pace’s Ferry rd. crosses. Federal forces occupied Vining’s Station, July 5-17, 1864, while preparing to cross at Pace’s & Power’s for the move on Atlanta. Gen. O. O. Howard, 4th A. C., had headquarters at the Pace res., July 5-10. Vining’s temporary terminal of the R. R., was the subsistence & ammunition dump of the Federal army during the siege & capture of Atlanta. Wounded from the Atlanta front were sent to Vining’s where the Pace house was used as a hospital -- later, destroyed by fire.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-84.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 52.003′ N, 84° 27.874′ W. Marker is in Vinings, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Paces Mill Road 0.1 miles east of Paces Ferry Road SE, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3052 Paces Mill Road, Atlanta GA 30339, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 4th Corps at Vining’s Station (approx. ¼ mile away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. 0.6 miles away); The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Pace’s Ferry Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee (approx. one mile away); Union Defense Line (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vinings.
Regarding Site: Hardy Pace’s Res. Howard’s Headquarters. The Hardy Pace house was burned to the ground during the Civil War, leaving only a granite step. The present house on the site was built by Solomon Pace sometime after 1865, and has no connection to the Civil War.
Also see . . .  Archaeologist hopes to find truth behind historic home.... The Marrieta Daily Journal's article (12-23-2011) regarding the archaeological research into the use of the property as a hospital, "...A Georgia historical marker has stood in the yard of the Pace House since 1954. But discoveries made during an ongoing archaeological investigation could mean some changes will be needed to the old sign....there could be some questions about the last couple of lines on the sign, which say the house was used as a hospital for Union soldiers wounded in the capture and siege of Atlanta, with the home later being destroyed by fire. ...But a researcher investigating the property has discovered relics on the property that may indicate the house was not used as a hospital." (Submitted on December 23, 2011.) 
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