Vinings in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1864.
Location. 33° 51.577′ N, 84° 27.382′ W. Marker is in Vinings, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Paces Ferry Road and Woodland Brook Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. A different marker also named The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 was erected in 1985, as a replacement for an earlier marker of the same title and text erected in the late 1950s by the Georgia Historical Commission. That marker had disappeared. Shortly after the installation of the replacement marker it vanished too, and a duplicate – this marker -- was cast and installed on this post.
(The missing original marker later turned up. In approximately 2005 or 2006 it was restored and installed on a new post 100 yards away. See 17713)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.