Snake Creek Gap

Snake Creek Gap (HM913)

Location: Sugar Valley, GA 30746 Gordon County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 36.539', W 85° 2.759'

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May 8, 1864. McPherson 15th and 16th Corps [US] seized Snake Creek Gap. On the 9th, attempting to destroy the R. R. at Resaca, (defended by Cantey Div. of Polk's Corps), [CS] McPherson was forced to withdraw to the mouth of the gap where he intrenched.

This was the beginning of Sherman [US] move to outflank Johnston forces [CS] at Dalton.

May 13 ~ 14, Sherman moved the 14th, 20th, & 23d Corps [US] through the gap and together with McPherson troops, advanced toward Resaca ~ the 4thCorps [US] marching due S. from Dalton. On the 14th began the two ~ day battle of Resaca.
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HM NumberHM913
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number064-8
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679163 N 3831417
Decimal Degrees34.60898333, -85.04598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.539', W 85° 2.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 32.34" N, 85° 2' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3197-3245 Resaca Lafayette Rd NW, Sugar Valley GA 30746, US
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