Geary's Division to Dug Gap

Geary's Division to Dug Gap (HM71F)

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

N 34° 43.272', W 85° 6.359'

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May 8, 1864, Brig. Gen. J.W. Geary, with Buschbeck's & Candy's brigades 2d div., A.C., marched on this road from Near Gordon's Springs. Turning E. here(near Whitfield - Walker County line ), Geary's troops moved to Dug Gap in Rocky Face Ridge 5 miles from this points.

This move was made to outflank Johnston's army at Dalton by seizing Dug Gap & also to give support to McPherson's Army of the Tennessee which moved via Ship's Gap & Villanow to Snake Creek Gap. Geary failed to take Dug Gap; McPherson's occupation of Snake Creek Gap led to the evacuation of Dalton by Johnston's forces.
HM NumberHM71F
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number155-8
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 673427 N 3843758
Decimal Degrees34.72120000, -85.10598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.272', W 85° 6.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 16.32" N, 85° 6' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2935-2977 GA-201, Rocky Face GA 30740, US
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