Near Mill Creek in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Geary's Division to Dug Gap
This move was made to outflank Johnston’s army at Dalton by seizing Dug Gap & also to give support to McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee which moved via Ship’s Gap & Villanow to Snake Creek Gap. Geary failed to take Dug Gap; McPherson’s occupation of Snake Creek Gap led to the evacuation of Dalton by Johnston’s forces.
Erected 2001 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 43.272′ N, 85° 6.359′ W. Marker is near Mill Creek, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Lafayette Road (Georgia Route 201) 0 miles north of Lodge Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the Whitfield-Walker County line. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 1.9 miles away); McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap (approx. 3.3 miles away); Villanow (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dr. Anderson’s House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Dug Gap (approx. 3.8 miles away); Babb's Settlement (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ship's Gap (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mill Creek.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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