Battle of Dug Gap

Battle of Dug Gap (HM70Q)

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

N 34° 44.196', W 85° 2.478'

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May 8, 1864. Maj. Gen. J.W. Geary, with Buschbeck`s & Candy`s brigades of the 2d div., 20th A.C., moving from near Gordon`s Springs, reached this, the Babb Settlement, at 3 p.m.

Planting McGill`s Penna. Battery (3 inch Rodman guns) near Joel Babb`s house, the Confederate position at Dug Gap in rocky Face Ridge was shelled. This was followed by a concerted assault up the steep scarp by Buschbeck`s brigade on the right, Candy`s on the left.

Repeated attempts by the Federals to seize the gap ended in failure, but under cover of this engagement, McPherson`s troops occupied Snake Creek Gap, 6 mi. S.W.
HM NumberHM70Q
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number155-10
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679317 N 3845580
Decimal Degrees34.73660000, -85.04130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.196', W 85° 2.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 11.76" N, 85° 2' 28.68" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2800-2998 Babb Rd, Rocky Face GA 30740, US
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