Near Sugar Valley in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Snake Creek Gap
May 8, 1864. McPherson's 15th and 16th Corps [US] seized Snake Creek Gap. On the 9th, attempting to destroy the R. R. at Resaca, (defended by Cantey's Div. of Polk’s Corps), [CS] McPherson was forced to withdraw to the mouth of the gap where he intrenched.
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.)
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 date for this entry is May 8, 1864.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar Valley GA 30746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Snake Creek Gap (approx. 3.9 miles away); Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site (approx. 4.9 miles away); Did You Know That Both Sides Used Red, White and Blue Flags? (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Action — Judah's Division (approx. 4.9 miles away); Picturing a 19th-century Battle (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Resaca (approx. 4.9 miles away); Enduring the Battle of Resaca (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stories from the Wild Hills of Resaca (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 38 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.