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

4th Corps’ Route to Tunnel Hill

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2008
1. 4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill Marker
Inscription. May 7, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Catoosa Springs, moved S. on this road to Tunnel Hill - Stanley’s div. in advance, followed by Wood & Newton; Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, commanding.

The march was opposed by outposts of Wheeler’s cav. - the road obstructed by felled timber.

This move, together with the march of Palmer’s 14th A.C. on direct rd. from Ringgold to Tunnel Hill, was the beginning of hostilities in the Campaign for Atlanta. Wheeler’s cav., driven from Tunnel Hill, withdrew to Mill Creek Gap. During the next 5 days; Federal attempts to take Dalton were without success.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 53.609′ N, 85° 1.729′ W. Marker is near Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Tunnel Hill Road and Catoosa Parkway (Georgia Route 2), on the left when traveling south on Tunnel Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign for Atlanta Began Here (approx.
4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2008
2. 4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill Marker
This is looking north on Tunnel Hill Road, toward where the Campaign for Atlanta began.
0.6 miles away); Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals (approx. 2 miles away); Harris' Gap (approx. 2.4 miles away); Joseph Standing Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Stone Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trail of Tears Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Stone Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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