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

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 17, 2012
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° 51.567′ N, 84° 27.383′ W. Marker is in Vinings, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Paces Ferry Road and Woodland Brook Drive, on the right when traveling west on Paces Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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
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By David Seibert, March 17, 2012
2. The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry Marker
(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. ¾ mile 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.(br>


(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
The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry Markers image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 17, 2012
3. The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry Markers
The marker in the foreground is the first replacement, installed on a new post. In the background is the second replacement (this marker) on the original post.
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Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 72 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.
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