Ship's Gap

Ship's Gap (HM90N)

Location: LaFayette, GA 30728 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 41.861', W 85° 11.216'

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May 7, 1864. Col. J.W. Sprague's (2nd) brigade, Veatch's (4th) Div., 16th A.C., having camped with the corps on the little Chickamauga (near Catlett 4 mi. N.), pushed forward in a surprise move and seized this gap in Taylor's Ridge at 9p.m.

This enabled Dodge & the 16th A.C. (McPherson's Army of the Tenn. [US]) to march E., unopposed, to Villanow & Snake Creek Gap, May 8.

The 15th Corps (same army) crossed at Gordon Springs Gap, 4miles N.E.. McPherson's move to Snake Creek Gap outflanked the Confederate forces under Gen. J.C. Johnston [CS] at Dalton — resulting later in the evacuation of that place and the two days of battle at Resaca.
HM NumberHM90N
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number146-7
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 666061 N 3841014
Decimal Degrees34.69768333, -85.18693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.861', W 85° 11.216'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 51.66" N, 85° 11' 12.96" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1173-1299 Old Villanow Rd, LaFayette GA 30728, US
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