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Near Dalton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Atlanta Campaign

Rocky Face Ridge

 

—May 7-12, 1864 —

 
Atlanta Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Atlanta Campaign Marker
Inscription.
Federal frontal attacks
failing completely here
Sherman ably outflanked
the Confederate army
strongly entrenched
across Rocky Face ridge
and this gap.
Whereupon Johnston
with great skill
reestablished a position
by withdrawing
to Resaca.

 
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 34° 48.082′ N, 85° 0.718′ W. Marker is near Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41) 0.3 miles north of Willowdale Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the pavilion in front of the State Police Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Face GA 30740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Creek Gap ( a few steps from this marker); Rocky Face Ridge Phase ( within shouting distance of this marker); George Disney's Grave ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Mill Creek Gap ( approx. 0.3 miles away); The Flooded Gap ( approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Gap ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap ( approx. ¾ mile away); Site: Ault's Mill ( approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 67 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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