Historic Markers Across Georgia



Snake Creek Gap



Marker ID: GHM 064-8
Location: Ga 136, 7 miles west of I-75, just north of junction of Ga. 136 and Ga. 136C
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 36.539    W 085° 2.759
  34.608983    -85.04598
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6R7
Snake Creek Gap Marker  



Text:

May 8, 1864. McPherson´s 15th and 16th Corps [USA] seized Snake Creek Gap. On the 9th, attempting to destroy the R. R. at Resaca (defended by Cantey´s Div. of Polks Corps), [CSA] McPherson was forced to withdraw to the mouth of the gap where he intrenched.

This was the beginning of Sherman´s [USA] move to outflank Johnston´s forces [CSA] at Dalton.

May 13 ~ 14, Sherman moved the 14th, 20th, and 23d Corps [USA] through the gap and together with McPherson´s troops, advanced toward Resaca ~ the 4th Corps [USA] marching due S. from Dalton. On the 14th began the two ~ day battle of Resaca.

GHM 064-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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