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

Atlanta Campaign

Rocky Face Ridge

 

— May 7-12, 1864 —

 
Atlanta Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Atlanta Campaign Marker
Inscription.  
Federal frontal attacks
failing completely here
Sherman ably outflanked
the Confederate army
strongly entrenched
across Rocky Face ridge
and this gap.
Whereupon Johnston
with great skill
reestablished a position
by withdrawing
to Resaca.

 
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 48.082′ N, 85° 0.718′ W. Marker is in Rocky Face, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41) 0.3 miles north of Willowdale Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the pavilion in front of the State Police Headquarters. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Face GA 30740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Mill Creek Gap (a few steps from this marker); Mill Creek Gap (a few steps from this marker); The Flooded Gap (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap
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(a few steps from this marker); George Disney's Grave (a few steps from this marker); Rocky Face Ridge Phase (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Face.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 53 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 24, 2020