Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Flooded Gap



Marker ID: GHM 155-15
Location: On abandoned strip of old US 41 at Mill Creek
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 48.187    W 085° 1.241
  34.803117    -85.020683
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67X
The Flooded Gap Marker  



Text:

May, 1864
The Confederate defenders of Dalton impounded the waters of Mill Creek by a dam, in the gap, as a measure of defense when Federal forces under Sherman assailed this opening in Rocky Face Ridge. This temporary lake, together with fortifications in & bordering the gap, prevented its seizure by the 14th Army Corps.

May 8: three abortive attempts to cut the dam were made by detachments from the 34th Illinois. Operations of the 14 Army Corps against Mill Creek Gap (May 8-12), served to engage the attention of Dalton´s defenders (as did the attacks in Crow Valley), while McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee seized Snake Creek Gap 14 miles southward.

GHM 155-15 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1953



 

 

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