Near Rocky Face in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mill Creek Gap
February 25, 1864, the Federal 14th A.C., Dept. of the Cumberland, moving by Tunnel Hill, attempted to seize the gap, but were driven back by Stewart’s & Breckinridge’s divs. At the same time, the gap was assailed from Crow Valley, E. of Rocky Face, by Cruft’s & Baird’s divs., which was repulsed by Hindman’s A.C.
These Federal moves were prompted by rumors that Johnston’s command had reinforced Polk, facing Sherman’s forces at Meridian, Miss.
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 48.08′ N, 85° 0.729′ W. Marker is near Rocky Face, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is one of several in the drive past the Georgia State Police Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Face GA 30740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Rocky Face Ridge Phase (within shouting distance of this marker); George Disney's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Flooded Gap (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap (approx. ¾ mile away); Site: Ault's Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rocky Face.
More about this marker. This marker is an almost exact duplicate of another Mill Creek marker located on old US 41. That marker was originally erected in 1954. It was moved from its original inaccessible location by the railroad tracks, and it was believed lost. A new marker was ordered and erected in 1987 at a different, more accessible location; both markers now exist.
Categories. • Natural Features • War, US Civil •
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