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

Tunnel Hill

 
 
Tunnel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 10, 2007
1. Tunnel Hill Marker
Inscription. May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, began the campaign for Atlanta by seizing Tunnel Hill. Howard's 4th A.C., having marched from Catoosa Springs, drover Wheeler's Cav. from the R.R. tunnel S. to Mill Creek Gap. Palmer's 14th A.C., moving from Ringgold (U.S. Highway 41), supported Howard on his right and extended the Federal front to Mill Cr. Gap, where its rt. joined left of 20th A.C. in Dogwood Valley. These operations were designed to engage the Confederate forces at Dalton, while McPherson's army moved from the W. to Snake Creek Gap, 18 miles S. of Tunnel Hill.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Historical Marker. (Marker Number 155-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 50.409′ N, 85° 2.591′ W. Marker is in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunnel Hill GA 30755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clisby Austin House (here, next to this marker); Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel (here, next to this marker); The Excavation
Tunnel Hill W&A Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 10, 2007
2. Tunnel Hill W&A Tunnel
The Heritage Center offers walking tours of the tunnel.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Crow Valley (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mill Creek Gap (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stevenson's Line (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Flooded Gap (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tunnel Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tunnel Hill, Georgia. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
2. Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and historic Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. The Ghosts of Tunnel Hill, Georgia. Just for fun reading! (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Gated Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 10, 2007
3. Gated Tunnel
The rails are gone and a new active tunnel was built beside it on the other side of the chain link fence.
Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph) Sketch of Tunnel Hill, Georgia image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
4. Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph) Sketch of Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Tunnel can be seen near center of sketch, Clisby Austin House at right.
Courtesy Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,741 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   4. 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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