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

Ringgold Gap

November 27, 1863

 
 
Ringgold Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Ringgold Gap Marker
Inscription. After the battle of Missionary Ridge, Bragg's Confederate Army retreated in disorder towards Dalton. Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne was ordered to take position in the gap, hold back the Federals, and save the trains and artillery from capture.

Exercising his only independent command, Cleburne utilized the terrain and his well-trained troops, to hold up Federals pursuit for five precious hours. The trains and artillery were saved. By Joint Resolution, the Confederate Congress thanked Cleburne for his achievement.
 
Erected 1996 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 023-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 54.583′ N, 85° 6.178′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Nashville Street (U.S. 41) 0.3 miles south of Peters Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located at a pavilion featuring a relief map of the area and movements during the Civil War. Five of these pavilions were erected by the WPA in the 1930s (at Ringgold, Mill Creek Gap, Resaca, Cassville, and New Hope Church). Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Ringgold Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
2. Ringgold Gap Marker
View of the historical marker looking west in the direction of US 41.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Ringgold Gap (a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Confederate General Patrick Cleburne's Emancipation Proposal (a few steps from this marker); General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Ireland's New York Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Ringgold (about 600 feet away); Western & Atlantic Depot (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Ringgold Gap by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ringgold Gap. A battle on the Blue and Gray Trail. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Civil War Trust - The Battle of Ringgold Gap. (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia - Battle of Ringgold Gap. (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
4. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ringgold Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Ringgold Gap Marker
View of the historical marker looking east in the direction of additional markers that are part of the Ringgold Gap WPA Pavilion.
Ringgold Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Ringgold Gap Marker
View of the historical marker, next to the "Atlanta Campaign" marker.
Part of the Ringgold Gap WPA Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
5. Part of the Ringgold Gap WPA Pavilion
Cast map of Ringgold Gap and Civil War movements, located in the pavilion. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
6. Cast map of Ringgold Gap and Civil War movements, located in the pavilion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,952 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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