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Near Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nickajack Gap

 
 
Nickajack Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 26, 2009
1. Nickajack Gap Marker
Inscription.  The road E. ascends Taylor’s Ridge & via Nickajack Gap, crosses E. Chickamauga Cr. Valley.

May 7, 1864. Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s (3d) Div., Elliott’s Cav. Corps (Army of the Cumberland) [US], moving from Ringgold, crossed Taylor’s Ridge at Nickajack Gap, followed by Williams’ (1st) Div., 20th Corps.

The 2d & 3d Divs. crossed the ridge 4.5 mi. S. at Gordon Springs Gap, the same day. Kilpatrick’s Cav. masked the advance of the 20th A.C. into E. Chickamauga Valley, enroute to Mill Cr. Gap & Dug Gap, in Rocky Face Ridge -- outposts of the Confederate forces at Dalton commanded by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 48.299′ N, 85° 8.929′ W. Marker is near Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection
Nickajack Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 26, 2009
2. Nickajack Gap Marker
of Alabama Highway (Georgia Route 151) and East Nickajack Road, on the left when traveling south on Alabama Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leet's Spring and Tanyard (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dr. Anderson’s House (approx. 3.9 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 4.7 miles away); Peavine Church (approx. 5 miles away); Rock Springs Church (approx. 5 miles away); Old Tavern Road (approx. 5.4 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Nickajack Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 26, 2009
3. Nickajack Gap Marker
The Woodstation United Methodist Church is in the background. The area at this intersection has long been known as Wood Station.
East Nickajack Road image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 26, 2009
4. East Nickajack Road
The road heads east toward where it crosses Taylor's Ridge at Nickajack Gap into Chickamauga Creek Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,732 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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