Ascent to Dug Gap

Ascent to Dug Gap (HM6XV)

Location: Dalton, GA 30720 Whitfield County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.405', W 84° 59.912'

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1.5 Mi. W. this road ascends to and crosses the summit of Rocky Face ridge — a direct route between Dalton and LaFayette.

May 7, 1864. Grigsby`s brigade (Wheeler`s Cav.), after retreating from Tunnel Hill to Mill Creek Cap, camped on this road at foot of the ridge - all except Dortch`s battalion, which ascended to the gap, joining the infantry post of Williamson`s Arkansans.

Dortch`s arrival there, being reported to h`dq`rs at Dalton, prompted a peremptory order to Grigsby to send cavalry scouts across the ridge. The 9th Ky., on reaching Dogwood Valley, early the 8th, found the Federals advancing.
HM NumberHM6XV
Marker Number155-12
Year Placed1989
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 683225 N 3846044
Decimal Degrees34.74008333, -84.99853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.405', W 84° 59.912'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 24.30" N, 84° 59' 54.72" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-706 Dug Gap Mountain Rd, Dalton GA 30720, US
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