The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry

The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry (HME7L)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30339 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 51.557', W 84° 27.339'

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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 4th A. C. brigade, July 8.
HM NumberHME7L
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number033-85
Year Placed1988
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735381 N 3749466
Decimal Degrees33.85928333, -84.45565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.557', W 84° 27.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 33.42" N, 84° 27' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4137-4199 Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta GA 30339, US
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