Near LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap
May 8, 1864. While Geary’s Div. (20th A.C. [US]) stormed Rocky Face Ridge at Dug Gap, 5 mi N.E., McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (15th & 16th A.C. [US]), gained a lodgment in Snake Cr. & held it while the 14th, 20th & 23d Corps [US] left the Dalton front & marched through the gap.
Outflanked in his position at Dalton, Johnston [CS] evacuated it, May 12, & withdrew to Resaca, which he defended against Sherman’s forces in two days of battle, May 14th & 15th.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-10.)
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 1750.
Location. 34° 40.493′ N, 85° 7.188′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (Georgia Route 136) 0.3 milesTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Villanow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Armuchee Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Snake Creek Gap (approx. 3˝ miles away); Ship's Gap (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Little House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 5.2 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
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