Near LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
West Armuchee Valley
Situated 3 mi. S. are Old Shiloh Ch. & the Wm. Little res. - where Maj. Gen. John B. Hood was taken from the field of Chickamauga to recover from a leg amputation. Sept. - Oct., 1863.
May 8, 1864. Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge & the 16th A.C. marched E. on this road from Ship's Gap - being joined enroute near Villanow by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 15th A.C. These were Army of the Tenn. troops, commanded by Maj. Gen. J.B. McPherson - enroute to a surprise seizure of Snake Creek Gap near Resaca.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 40.831′ N, 85° 10.783′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 and West Armuchee Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 136. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ship's Gap (approx. 1.3 William Little House (approx. 2.8 miles away); McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap (approx. 3.4 miles away); Villanow (approx. 3.7 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 5.1 miles away); Chattooga Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Marsh House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Headquarters Army of Tennessee (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaFayette.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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