Near Sugar Valley in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Snake Creek Gap
This was the beginning of Sherman´s [US] move to outflank Johnston´s forces [CS] at Dalton.
May 13 ~ 14, Sherman moved the 14th, 20th, & 23d Corps [US] through the gap and together with McPherson´s troops, advanced toward Resaca ~ the 4th Corps [US] marching due S. from Dalton. On the 14th began the two ~ day battle of Resaca.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 36.539′ N, 85° 2.759′ W. Marker is near Sugar Valley, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 and Georgia Route 136C, on the left when traveling east on State Route 136. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Snake Creek Gap (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Resaca (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battles of Tilton (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.3 miles away); Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 2 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.