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

Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Inscription.  Feb. 25, 1864. Stewart’s and Breckinridge’s divs. in the gap, repulsed the attacks of the Federal 14th A.C., from the N.W., while Hindman's A.C. drove back Cruft's and Bard’s divs. in Crow Valley E. of Rocky Face Ridge and N. of the R.R.

May 8-9. Attempts by 14th A.C. troops from the W. were resisted by Stewart’s and Bates divs. posted in and on both slopes of the gap -- a further protection, the impounded waters of Mill Creek. Cheatham's div. on summit of Rocky Face N. of the creek, together with Hood’s A.C. aligned on the slope and across Crow Valley E. of it, repelled attacks by the 4th and 23rd Corps.
 
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 48.078′ N, 85° 0.707′ W. Marker is in Rocky Face, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
or near this postal address: 2401 Chattanooga Road, 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. George Disney's Grave (here, next to this marker); The Flooded Gap (here, next to this marker); Mill Creek Gap (here, next to this marker); Rocky Face Ridge Phase (a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Mill Creek Gap (a few steps from 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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
3. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Looking east toward Mill Creek Gap from the marker. Mill Creek Gap is a natural gap in Rocky Face Mountain; during the Civil War Mill Creek, the railroad tracks, and the Chattanooga Wagon Road all passed through the gap.
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker former location. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
4. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker former location.
Looking west on US 41/76, toward Tunnel Hill and the direction from which the Federal troops advanced on Mill Creek Gap.
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By Brandon Fletcher, April 16, 2014
5. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
In 2014 the Marker was placed here at the Atlanta Campaign Roadside Pocket Park.
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By Brandon Fletcher, April 16, 2014
6. Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker
Markers location in relation to the Rocky Face Ridge Phase Atlanta Campaign Roadside Park Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,491 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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