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Near Sugar Valley in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Snake Creek Gap

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
1. Snake Creek Gap Marker
Inscription. May 8, 1864. McPherson´s 15th and 16th Corps [US] seized Snake Creek Gap. On the 9th, attempting to destroy the R. R. at Resaca, (defended by Cantey´s Div. of Polk’s Corps), [CS] McPherson was forced to withdraw to the mouth of the gap where he intrenched.

This was the beginning of Sherman´s [US] move to outflank Johnston´s forces [CS] at Dalton.

May 13 ~ 14, Sherman moved the 14th, 20th, & 23d Corps [US] through the gap and together with McPherson´s troops, advanced toward Resaca ~ the 4th Corps [US] marching due S. from Dalton. On the 14th began the two ~ day battle of Resaca.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 36.539′ N, 85° 2.759′ W. Marker is near Sugar Valley, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 and Georgia Route 136C, on the left when traveling east on State Route 136. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar Valley GA 30746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Resaca (approx. 4.9 miles
Snake Creek Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
2. Snake Creek Gap Marker
away); Battles of Tilton (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.3 miles away); Polk's Line Withdrawn to Resaca (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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