McPherson's Army at Snake Creek Gap

McPherson's Army at Snake Creek Gap (HM131X)

Location: LaFayette, GA 30728 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 40.493', W 85° 7.188'

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A narrow, 3 mi. passage between two ridges, beginning 1 mi. S. of this marker & ending at the fork of Sugar valley & Resaca roads.

May 8, 1864. While Geary's Div. (20th A.C. [US]) stormed Rocky Face Ridge at Dug Gap, 5 mi N.E., McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (15th & 16th A.C. [US]), gained a lodgment in Snake Cr. & held it while the 14th, 20th & 23d Corps [US] left the Dalton front & marched through the gap.

Outflanked in his position at Dalton, Johnston [CS] evacuated it, May 12, & withdrew to Resaca, which he defended against Sherman's forces in two days of battle, May 14th & 15th.
HM NumberHM131X
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number146-10
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 672258 N 3838598
Decimal Degrees34.67488333, -85.11980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.493', W 85° 7.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 29.58" N, 85° 7' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11828 E Hwy 136, LaFayette GA 30728, US
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