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

Babb's Settlement

Babb's Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Babb's Settlement Marker
Inscription. Ante-bellum domain of Joel Babb (1809~1882) - on Mill Cr., foot of Rocky Face at Dug Gap.

May 8, 1864. 1 A. M.: Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge’s 9th Ky., Grigsby’s brigade, Wheeler’s cav., descended from Dug Gap & patrolled the roads N. & W. to ascertain if any Federals were there. By 1:30 P. M. Breckinridge found Dogwood Valley swarming with Federals, a brigade of which, in support of Kilpatrick’s cav., was enroute S. to Villanow. Later, the 9th Ky., confronted by 2 brigades, Geary’s div., 20th A. C., moving E., was forced to retreat to Dug Gap. Geary, reaching this vicinity at 3 p. m., deployed his 2 brigades for the storming of Dug Gap.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 44.195′ N, 85° 2.477′ W. Marker is in Mill Creek, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Babb Road, on the right when traveling north on Mill Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Dug Gap (here, next to this marker); Dug Gap (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ascent to Dug Gap (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Dug Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Johnny Marcus Memorial Loop (approx. 3.3 miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 3.6 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 3.6 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mill Creek.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 64 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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