Historic Markers Across Georgia



Nickajack Gap



Marker ID: GHM 023-2
Location: Ga 151 at Wood Station, 8 mi S of Ringgold at the rd to Gap
County: Catoosa
Coordinates: N 34° 48.299    W 085° 8.926
  34.804983    -85.14876
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6YDE
Nickajack Gap Marker  



Text:

The road E. ascends Taylor´s Ridge & via Nickajack Gap, crosses E. Chickamauga Cr. Valley.

May 7, 1864. Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick´s (3d) Div., Elliott´s Cav. Corps (Army of the Cumberland) [Union], moving from Ringgold, crossed Taylor´s ridge at Nickajack Gap, followed by Williams´ (1st) Div., 20th Corps.

The 2d & 3d Divs. crossed the ridge 4.5 mi. s. at Gordon Springs Gap, the same day. Kilpatrick´s Cav. masked the advance of the 20th A.C. into E. Chickamauga Valley, enroute to Mill Cr. Gap & Dug Gap, in Rocky Face Ridge -- outposts of the Confederate forces at Dalton commanded by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.

GHM 023-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

Nickajack Gap


 

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