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Rocky Face in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap

 
 
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Inscription. Feb. 25, 1864. Stewart’s and Breckinridge’s divs. in the gap, repulsed the attacks of the Federal 14th A.C., from the N.W., while Hindman's A.C. drove back Cruft's and Bard’s divs. in Crow Valley E. of Rocky Face Ridge and N. of the R.R.

May 8-9. Attempts by 14th A.C. troops from the W. were resisted by Stewart’s and Bates divs. posted in and on both slopes of the gap -- a further protection, the impounded waters of Mill Creek. Cheatham's div. on summit of Rocky Face N. of the creek, together with Hood’s A.C. aligned on the slope and across Crow Valley E. of it, repelled attacks by the 4th and 23rd Corps.
 
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 48.245′ N, 85° 1.477′ W. Marker is in Rocky Face, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41) 0.1 miles east of Old Chattanooga Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker stands in front of a gas station/convenience store ("Kangaroo" brand in 2009). Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Face GA 30740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Creek Gap (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Flooded Gap (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Gap (approx. ¾ mile away); Atlanta Campaign (approx. ¾ mile away); Rocky Face Ridge Phase (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Disney's Grave (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Battle of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stevenson's Line (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rocky Face.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
3. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Looking east toward Mill Creek Gap from the marker. Mill Creek Gap is a natural gap in Rocky Face Mountain; during the Civil War Mill Creek, the railroad tracks, and the Chattanooga Wagon Road all passed through the gap.
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
4. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Looking west on US 41/76, toward Tunnel Hill and the direction from which the Federal troops advanced on Mill Creek Gap.
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, April 16, 2014
5. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
In 2014 the Marker was placed here at the Atlanta Campaign Roadside Park. The new locations coordinates are: 34.803139, -85.020722
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, April 16, 2014
6. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Markers location in relation to the Rocky Face Ridge Phase Atlanta Campaign Roadside Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. 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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