Historic Markers Across Georgia

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

Marker ID: GHM 033-86
Location: Paces Ferry Rd just west of Chattahoochee River bridge
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 51.575    W 084° 27.383
  33.859583    -84.45638
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM247C
The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry Marker  


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.



Second marker with exact wording at this location except different date.