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Old Tavern Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 34° 49.242 W 085° 14.520
16S E 660778 N 3854568
Quick Description: A marker in Rock Spring in Walker county.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 3:55:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM25ZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 22

Long Description:
May 7, 1864. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (15th & 16th A.C.), having marched by Lee & Gordon's Mill turned south east at this point & via Rock Springs Ch. on the old Tavern Road (State Highway 95), marched to its intersection with State Highway 151, & camped there that night.

McPherson's objective was to outflank Johnston's forces at Dalton by seizing Snake Creek Gap.

As originally planned, this flanking march was to have been made from Guntersville, Alabama, via Rome & Kingston, but failing to secure additional forces, Sherman decided on a more restricted approach to Johnston's rear, via Villanow & Snake Creek Gap.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 146-4

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Not listed

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