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Near LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap

 
 
McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
1. McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker
Inscription. A narrow, 3 mi. passage between two ridges, beginning 1 mi. S. of this marker & ending at the fork of Sugar valley & Resaca roads.

May 8, 1864. While Geary’s Div. (20th A.C. [US]) stormed Rocky Face Ridge at Dug Gap, 5 mi N.E., McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (15th & 16th A.C. [US]), gained a lodgment in Snake Cr. & held it while the 14th, 20th & 23d Corps [US] left the Dalton front & marched through the gap.

Outflanked in his position at Dalton, Johnston [CS] evacuated it, May 12, & withdrew to Resaca, which he defended against Sherman’s forces in two days of battle, May 14th & 15th.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 40.493′ N, 85° 7.188′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (Georgia Route 136) 0.3 miles west of Georgia Route 201, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is .2 mile west of the Villanow crossroads. 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 7 miles of this marker
McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
2. McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 136 toward LaFayette.
, measured as the crow flies. Villanow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Armuchee Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ship's Gap (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Little House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 5.2 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 5.2 miles away); Battle of Dug Gap (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaFayette.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
3. McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 136 toward Villanow
McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
4. McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker
Looking south at the marker and an abandoned concrete bridge, where the old highway crossed a small creek at this point
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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