Dug Gap

Dug Gap (HMXV2)

Location: Dalton, GA 30720 Whitfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 45.533', W 85° 0.317'

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Dug Gap was so named because a pioneer road, cut out of the hillside, passed through a cleft in Rocky Face Ridge at this point.

The road led east to Dalton and the Western and Atlantic Railroad, important military objectives. Federals sought in February and again in May, 1864, to pass thought the gap but were repulsed.

May 8, 1864 as the Atlanta Campaign began, Geary`s Division of the Federal Twentieth Corps attacked Dug Gap, but was driven back after a brisk action. Direct attacks on Dalton failing, Sherman flanked toward Resaca through the broken, wooded area to the west.
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HM NumberHMXV2
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number155-34
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 682566 N 3848116
Decimal Degrees34.75888333, -85.00528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.533', W 85° 0.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 31.98" N, 85° 0' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd, Dalton GA 30720, US
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