Mill Creek in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
May 8, 1864. 1 A. M.: Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge’s 9th Ky., Grigsby’s brigade, Wheeler’s cav., descended from Dug Gap & patrolled the roads N. & W. to ascertain if any Federals were there. By 1:30 P. M. Breckinridge found Dogwood Valley swarming with Federals, a brigade of which, in support of Kilpatrick’s cav., was enroute S. to Villanow. Later, the 9th Ky., confronted by 2 brigades, Geary’s div., 20th A. C., moving E., was forced to retreat to Dug Gap. Geary, reaching this vicinity at 3 p. m., deployed his 2 brigades for the storming of Dug Gap.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1864.
Location. 34° 44.195′ N, 85° 2.477′ W. Marker is in Mill Creek, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Dug Gap (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Dug Gap (approx. 1½ miles away); Dug Gap (approx. 1½ miles away); Ascent to Dug Gap (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Dug Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Johnny Marcus Memorial Loop (approx. 3.3 miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 3.6 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mill Creek.
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