The Flooded Gap

The Flooded Gap (HM6XU)

Location: Rocky Face, GA 30740 Whitfield County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48.188', W 85° 1.243'

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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.
HM NumberHM6XU
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number155-15
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 681057 N 3852997
Decimal Degrees34.80313333, -85.02071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.188', W 85° 1.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 11.28" N, 85° 1' 14.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2480-2602 GA-3, Rocky Face GA 30740, US
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