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Geary's Division to Dug Gap



Marker ID: GHM 155-8
Location: Ga 201 at the Walker County line
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 43.272    W 085° 6.359
  34.72120357    -85.10598641
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM621D
Geary's Division to Dug Gap Marker  



Text:

May 8, 1864, Brig. Gen. J.W. Geary, with Buschbeck´s & Candy´s brigades 2d div., A.C., marched on this road from Near Gordon´s Springs. Turning E. here ( near Whitfield - Walker County line ), Geary´s troops moved to Dug Gap in Rocky Face Ridges 5 miles from this points.

This move was made to outflank Johnston´s army at Dalton by seizing Dug Gap & also to give support to McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee which moved via Ship´s Gap & Villanow to Snake Creek Gap. Geary failed to take Dug Gap; McPherson´s occupation of Snake Creek Gap led to the evacuation of Dalton by Johnston´s forces.

GHM 155-8 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 2001



 

 

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