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The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Pace's Ferry



Marker ID: GHM 033-85
Location: Paces Ferry Rd just west of Chattahoochee River bridge
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 51.557    W 084° 27.339
  33.859283    -84.45565
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM23RY
The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Pace's Ferry Marker  



Text:

July 5, 1864. During Johnston´s retreat from Smyrna, a portion of his wagon-train detoured from the Atlanta-Marietta rd. via Vining´s Station to a pontoon bridge at Pace´s Ferry.

Wheeler´s Cav. escorted the trains; when all were across, the bridge was cut loose so as to swing down stream to the Fulton Co. side.

Federal gun-fire, preventing its removal, the bridge was cut loose by the Confederates, but instead of floating down to shelter within Johnston´s River Line at Bolton, it lodged on this side where it was seized by troops of Hazen´s 4 A. C. brigade, July 8.

033-85 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1988



 

 

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