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4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill



Marker ID: GHM 023-5
Location: Old Tunnel Hill Rd 1/2 mile south of Ga 2 east of US 41
County: Catoosa
Coordinates: N 34° 53.615    W 085° 01.729
  34.89358333    -85.02881666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2MRB
4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill Marker  



Text:

May 7, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Catoosa Springs, moved S. on this road to Tunnel Hill -- Stanley´s div. in advance, followed by Wood & Newton; Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, commanding.


The march was opposed by outposts of Wheeler´s cav. -- the road obstructed by felled timber.


This move, together with the march of Palmer´s 14th A.C. on direct rd. from Ringgold to Tunnel Hill, was the beginning of hostilities in the Campaign for Atlanta. Wheeler´s cav., driven from Tunnel Hill, withdrew to Mill Creek Gap. During the next 5 days; Federal attempts to take Dalton were without success.

GHM 023-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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