Rocky Face in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap
May 8-9. Attempts by 14th A.C. troops from the W. were resisted by Stewart’s and Bates divs. posted in and on both slopes of the gap -- a further protection, the impounded waters of Mill Creek. Cheatham's div. on summit of Rocky Face N. of the creek, together with Hood’s A.C. aligned on the slope and across Crow Valley E. of it, repelled attacks by the 4th and 23rd Corps.
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 155-14.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 48.245′ N, 85° 1.477′ W. Marker is in Rocky Face, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Chattanooga Road (U.S. 41) 0.1 miles east of Old Chattanooga Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker stands in front of a gas station/convenience store ("Kangaroo" brand in 2009). Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Face GA 30740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Mill Creek Gap (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Flooded Gap (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Gap (approx. ¾ mile away); Atlanta Campaign (approx. ¾ mile away); Rocky Face Ridge Phase (approx. ¾ mile away); George Disney's Grave (approx. ¾ mile away); The Battle of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stevenson's Line (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Face.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.