Near LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
West Armuchee Valley
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. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1906.
Location. 34° 40.831′ N, 85° 10.783′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 and 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); Chestnut Flat (approx. 4˝ miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Lynching of Henry White / Racial Injustice in America (approx. 6 miles away); Chattooga Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
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