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



Marker ID: GHM 060-24B
Location: West Paces Ferry Rd and River Forest Rd
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 51.461    W 084° 27.106
  33.857683    -84.45176
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2476
Palmer's & Hooker's A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee Marker  



Text:

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

GHM 060-24B - GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER - 1988



 

 

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