Near LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap
May 8, 1864. While Geary’s Div. (20th A.C. [US]) stormed Rocky Face Ridge at Dug Gap, 5 mi N.E., McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (15th & 16th A.C. [US]), gained a lodgment in Snake Cr. & held it while the 14th, 20th & 23d Corps [US] left the Dalton front & marched through the gap.
Outflanked in his position at Dalton, Johnston [CS] evacuated it, May 12, & withdrew to Resaca, which he defended against Sherman’s forces in two days of battle, May 14th & 15th.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 40.493′ N, 85° 7.188′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (Georgia Route 136) 0.3 miles west of Georgia Route 201, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Villanow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Armuchee Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ship's Gap (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Little House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 5.2 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 5.2 miles away); Battle of Dug Gap (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
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