Rocky Face in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap
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.)
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 1991.
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 Touch for map. Marker is at 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,616 times since then and 41 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.