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Dalton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Flooded Gap

May, 1864

 
 
The Flooded Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. The Flooded Gap Marker
Inscription. The Confederate defenders of Dalton impounded the waters of Mill Creek by a dam, in the gap, as a measure of defense when Federal forces under Sherman assailed this opening in Rocky Face Ridge. This temporary lake, together with fortifications in & bordering the gap, prevented its seizure by the 14th Army Corps.

May 8: three abortive attempts to cut the dam were made by detachments from the 34th Illinois. Operations of the 14 Army Corps against Mill Creek Gap (May 8-12), served to engage the attention of Dalton`s defenders (as did the attacks in Crow Valley), while McPherson`s Army of the Tennessee seized Snake Creek Gap 14 miles southward.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 48.188′ N, 85° 1.243′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Old US 41 (Abandoned), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 41. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Creek Gap
The Flooded Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 16, 2014
2. The Flooded Gap Marker
In 2014 the Flooded Gap Marker was placed here at the Atlanta Campaign Roadside Park. The new locations coordinates are:
34.803139, -85.020722
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Gap (approx. half a mile away); Atlanta Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Rocky Face Ridge Phase (approx. half a mile away); George Disney's Grave (approx. half a mile away); The Battle of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stevenson's Line (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dalton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Flooded Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 16, 2014
3. The Flooded Gap Marker
Markers location in relation to the Rocky Face Ridge Phase Atlanta Campaign Roadside Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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