“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Atlanta Campaign

Ringgold Gap


—May 7, 1864 —

Atlanta Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Atlanta Campaign Marker
National Historic Site
Atlanta Campaign
Ringgold Gap
May 7, 1864
Here, through Ringgold Gap,
a Federal advance position,
Sherman and his army
moved forward
to begin the campaign
against Atlanta
and the heart of the South.
The Confederate defense,
well conceived
and ably executed, delayed
the march to the sea
and the eventual division
of the Confederacy

Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 34° 54.575′ N, 85° 6.172′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Nashville Street (U.S. 41) 0.3 miles south of Peters Land, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is at the pavilion erected by the WPA in the 1930s, containing a picnic area and a bronze relief map of the Ringgold Gap area showing movements during the Civil War. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Ringgold Gap (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
2. Atlanta Campaign Marker
View of the historical marker looking east in the direction of additional markers that are part of the Ringgold Gap WPA Pavilion.
(here, next to this marker); Confederate General Patrick Cleburne's Emancipation Proposal (here, next to this marker); Ringgold Gap (a few steps from this marker); Ireland's - Third Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Ringgold (about 600 feet away); Western & Atlantic Depot (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ringgold.
Categories. War, US Civil
Atlanta Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Atlanta Campaign Marker
View of the historical marker looking west in the direction of US 41.
Atlanta Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Atlanta Campaign Marker
View of the historical marker, next to the "Ringgold Gap" marker.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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