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Battle of Rocky Face Ridge

Beginning on 1864/05/07 and ending 1864/05/12

Johnston had entrenched his army on the long, high mountain of Rocky Face Ridge and eastward across Crow Valley. As Sherman approached, he decided to demonstrate against the position with two columns while he sent a third one through Snake Creek Gap, to the right, to hit the Western&Atlantic Railroad at Resaca, Georgia. The two columns engaged the enemy at Buzzard Roost (Mill Creek Gap) and at Dug Gap. In the meantime, the third column, under McPherson, passed through Snake Creek Gap and on May 9 advanced to the outskirts of Resaca, where it found Confederates entrenched. Fearing defeat, McPherson pulled his column back to Snake Creek Gap. On May 10, Sherman decided to take most of his men and join McPherson to take Resaca. The next morning, as he discovered Sherman´s army withdrawing from their positions in front of Rocky Face Ridge, Johnston retired south towards Resaca.



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Historic Markers Across Georgia - Civil War in GA

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
Part of the Atlanta Campaign
Date May 7-13, 1864
Location Whitfield County, Georgia
Result Union forces outflank the Confederates, the Confederate forces retreat to Resaca.
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Joseph E. Johnston
Forces Engaged
Army of Tennessee
Casualties and losses[1]
200 Killed
637 Wounded
600 Killed & Wounded

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  1. American Civil War-The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge   [Online]



Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.


4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill
Ascent to Dug Gap
Atlanta Campaign Ringgold Gap May 7, 1864.
Atlanta Campaign Rocky Face Ridge May 7-12, 1864
Babb's Settlement
Battle of Dug Gap
Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review
Chestnut Flat
Clisby Austin House
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap
Dr. Anderson's House
Dug Gap
Dug Gap -- 1 Mile -->
Geary's Division to Dug Gap
Gordon Springs Gap
Harris' Gap
Historic Varnell Home
Lee and Gordon's Mill
McPherson's Army at Snake Creek Gap
Military Operations in Crow Valley
Nickajack Gap
Old Tavern Road
R.R. Wood Station
Ringgold Gap May 7, 1864.
Schofield's 23d Corps in Crow Valley
Ship's Gap
Stevenson's Line
Stevenson's Line
The Flooded Gap
Tunnel Hill
Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley
West Armuchee Valley
Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel