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Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee

 
 
Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
1. Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee Marker
Inscription. July 17. 1864. Wood’s 4th A.C. div. moved S. to this point from Power’s Fy. (3 mi. N.) to cover the crossing of Palmer’s 14th A.C. Hooker’s 20th, followed the 14th on the 2 pontoon bridges at the site of old Pace’s Ferry, a short distance above the present bridge.

Aug. 26. Most of Sherman’s forces having been shifted from the Atlanta front to Jonesboro, the 20th A.C. was posted along the river to guard bridges. Geary’s 2nd div. was in this sector -- Ireland’s brigade astride the road. Here, Aug. 27, Gen. Henry W. Slocum took over the command of the 20th Corps.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-24B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 51.461′ N, 84° 27.106′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Paces Ferry Road and River Forest Road, on the right when traveling east on West Paces Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4070 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Defense Line (about 500 feet away, measured in
Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
2. Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee Marker
West Paces Ferry is in the background.
a direct line); Old Pace’s Ferry Road (about 800 feet away); The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Right Wing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paces Ferry United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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