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Vinings in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry

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By David Seibert, April 13, 2008
1. The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry Marker
Inscription. July 17, 1864. Palmer’s 14th and Hooker’s 20th A. C. [US] crossed to the Fulton Co. side of the river on two pontoon bridges. This passage was covered by Wood’s 4th A.C. div., which marched down Mt. Paran Rd. from Power’s Ferry, 3 mi. N. To divert attention of Johnston’s forces [CS], to crossings below, Stoneman’s cav. was sent S. (July 13) to threaten the A. & W.P.R.R. When it returned (July 16), Blair’s 17th A.C. began its 29 mi. march from Turner’s Fy. to Roswell where it crossed the 17th. This and the passage of the 14th and 20th Corps at Pace’s, completed the crossing of the Federal infantry.
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-86.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 51.575′ N, 84° 27.383′ W. Marker is in Vinings, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Paces Ferry Road SE and Paces Ferry Drive, on the right when traveling west on Paces Ferry Road SE. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to a shopping center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4199 West Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta GA 30339, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry (a few steps from this marker); The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces 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. 0.3 miles away); Union Defense Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site: Hardy Pace’s Res. Howard’s Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. 0.7 miles away); The 4th Corps at Vining’s Station (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vinings.
More about this marker. This marker is a duplicate of another marker (53668), standing 100 yards west on Paces Ferry Road. The original marker in that location has been erected in the late 1950s by the Georgia Historic Commission. It had disappeared, so a replacement was installed in 1985 (this marker). When this marker disappeared too, another replacement was cast and installed.

Eventually this marker was recovered. In approximately 2005 or 2006 it was restored, and installed on a new post in this location, as part of a beautification effort and walking trail in the area near old the Chattahoochee River bridge.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then. Last updated on March 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on April 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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