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

West Armuchee Valley

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
1. West Armuchee Valley Marker
Inscription.  Southward for several miles is the pleasant little valley of W. Armuchee Creek; Dick Ridge on the E.; Taylor's Ridge on the W.

Situated 3 mi. S. are Old Shiloh Ch. & the Wm. Little res. - where Maj. Gen. John B. Hood was taken from the field of Chickamauga to recover from a leg amputation. Sept. - Oct., 1863.

May 8, 1864. Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge & the 16th A.C. marched E. on this road from Ship's Gap - being joined enroute near Villanow by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 15th A.C. These were Army of the Tenn. troops, commanded by Maj. Gen. J.B. McPherson - enroute to a surprise seizure of Snake Creek Gap near Resaca.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-8.)
 
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° 40.831′ N, 85° 10.783′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia
West Armuchee Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
2. West Armuchee Valley Marker
Route 136 and West Armuchee Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 136. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ship's Gap (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Little House (approx. 2.8 miles away); McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap (approx. 3.4 miles away); Villanow (approx. 3.7 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 5.1 miles away); Chattooga Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away); Chattooga Academy - John B. Gordon Hall (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Marsh House (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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