“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Harris' Gap

Harris' Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Harris' Gap Marker
Inscription.  In 1864 the direct road from Tunnel Hill to Varnell's, passed through Harris Gap at this point, which is just N. of where Rocky Face drops off into continuous foot-hills.

Federal operations in Crow Valley by the 23d A.C., began with its march S. from the Dr. Lee house to this road. Schofield had h'dq'rs at the Harris house (which stood opp. this marker until 1952), May 8-10, 1864.

May 9, Judah's 2d & Cox's 3d divs. moved S. from this road, astride the low ridge (E. of Rocky Face, toward Stevenson's sector of the Dalton defenses. Hovey's 1st div. in reserve, guarded the gap & supported Judah & Cox.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-26.)
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.
Location. 34° 52.062′ N, 85° 0.075′ W. Marker is near Tunnel Hill, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on New Hope Church Road 0 miles east of Crow Valley Road
Harris' Gap Marker Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
2. Harris' Gap Marker Wide View
, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunnel Hill GA 30755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Operations in Crow Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crow Valley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Schofield's 23d Corps in Crow Valley (approx. 2.1 miles away); North Line Dalton’s Defenses (approx. 2.3 miles away); 4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Crow Valley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stevenson's Line (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historic Varnell Home (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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