Historic Markers Across Georgia



Mill Creek Gap



Marker ID: GHM 155-13
Location: Mill Creek Gap on Old US 41 between US 41 & Rocky Face RR St
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 48.322    W 085° 01.402
  34.80536666    -85.02336666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67Z
Mill Creek Gap Marker  



Text:

Otherwise known as Buzzard Roost. This natural gateway through Rock Face Ridge was heavily fortified by Confederate forces at Dalton after their retreat from Missionary Ridge.

February 25, 1864, the Federal 14th A.C., Dept. of the Cumberland, moving by Tunnel Hill, attempted to seize the gap, but were driven back by Stewart´s & Breckinridge´s divs. At the same time, the gap was assailed from Crow Valley, E. of Rocky Face, by Cruft´s & Baird´s divs., which was repulsed by Hindman´s A.C.

These Federal moves were prompted by rumors that Johnston´s command had reinforced Polk, facing Sherman´s forces at Meridian, Miss.

GHM 155-13 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1987



 
Notes:

Text is the same as GHM 155-13D

 

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