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Ship's Gap
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 34° 41.864 W 085° 11.210
16S E 666070 N 3841019
Quick Description: A marker on a steep winding road in Walker county.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 3:56:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM25ZN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 31

Long Description:
May 7, 1864. Colonel 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 miles north), pushed forward in a surprise move and seized this gap in Taylor's Ridge at 9 pm.

This enabled Dodge & the 16th A.C. (McPherson's Army of the Tennessee) to march east unopposed, to Villanow & Snake Creek Gap, May 8.

The 15th Corps (same army) crossed at Gordon Springs Gap, 4 miles north east. McPherson's move to Snake Creek Gap outflanked the Confederate forces under General J.C. Johnston at Dalton - resulting later in the evacuation of that place and the two days of battle at Resaca.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 146-7

Date: 1992

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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