Dug Gap

Dug Gap (HMFG5)

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

N 34° 44.555', W 85° 0.905'

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An excavation at the summit of Rocky Face Ridge on the direct route between Dalton and LaFayette.

This gap was guarded by Confederate forces when Dalton was occupied after the retreat from Missionary Ridge in Nov. 1863.

Federal forces made two efforts to seize the gap: Feb. 25 and May 8, 1864. The latter attempt was made by Buschbeck's and Candy's brigades of Geary's (2d) div., 20th A.C. These troops scaled the W. scarp of the ridge, but failed to dislodge the defenders: 1st and 2d Arkansas reg'ts., under Col. J. A. Williamson, and Grigsby's brigade of Wheeler's cav., supported by Cleburne's div. of Hardee's Corps.
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HM NumberHMFG5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number155-11
Year Placed1986
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:47am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 681705 N 3846291
Decimal Degrees34.74258333, -85.01508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.555', W 85° 0.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 33.30" N, 85° 0' 54.30" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 58 Dug Gap Battle Rd, Dalton GA 30720, US
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