Mill Creek in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Dug Gap
Planting McGill`s Penna. Battery (3 inch Rodman guns) near Joel Babb`s house, the Confederate position at Dug Gap in rocky Face Ridge was shelled. This was followed by a concerted assault up the steep scarp by Buschbeck`s brigade on the right, Candy`s on the left.
Repeated attempts by the Federals to seize the gap ended in failure, but under cover of this engagement, McPherson`s troops occupied Snake Creek Gap, 6 mi. S.W.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 44.196′ N, 85° 2.478′ W. Marker is in Mill Creek, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Babb Road, on the right when traveling north on Mill Creek Road. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Babb's Settlement (here, next to this marker); Dug Gap (approx. 1½ miles away); Ascent to Dug Gap (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Dug Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Johnny Marcus Memorial Loop (approx. 3.3 miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 3.6 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 3.6 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mill Creek.
1. "Rodman Gun"
The marker text erroneously cites McGill's battery as armed with "3-inch Rodman Guns." The guns are more accurately called 3-inch Ordnance Rifles. Army officer Thomas Rodman had designed a series of very large seacoast guns, but not the 3-inch field gun mentioned here.
— Submitted September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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