Ante-bellum domain of Joel Babb (1809~1882) - on Mill Cr., foot of Rocky Face at Dug Gap.
May 8, 1864. 1 A. M.: Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge's 9th Ky., Grigsby's brigade, Wheeler's cav., descended from Dug Gap & patrolled the roads N. & W. to ascertain if any Federals were there. By 1:30 P. M. Breckinridge found Dogwood Valley swarming with Federals, a brigade of which, in support of Kilpatrick's cav., was enroute S. to Villanow. Later, the 9th Ky., confronted by 2 brigades, Geary's div., 20th A. C., moving E., was forced to retreat to Dug Gap. Geary, reaching this vicinity at 3 p. m., deployed his 2 brigades for the storming of Dug Gap.