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.