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Dug Gap-GHM-155-11-Whitfield Co.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 44.555 W 085° 00.905
16S E 681705 N 3846291
Quick Description: This marker has been moved to across the road from the entrance to the Dug Gap Battle Park on Dug Gap Battle Road
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2008 8:50:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM4BND
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 21

Long Description:
An excavation of the summit of Rocky face Ridge on the direct rout between Dalton and Lafayette. This gap was guarded by Confederate forces when Dalton was occupied after the retreat from Missionary Ridge in November 1863.

Federal forces made two efforts to seize the gap; February 25 and May 8, 1864. The latter was made by Buschbeck's and Candy's brigades of Geary's (2d) division, 20th A.C. These troops scaled the west scarp of the ridge, but failed to dislodge the defenders: 1st and 2d Arkansas regiments under Col. J. A. Williamson and Grigsby's brigade of Wheeler's cav. Supported by Cleburn;s division of Hardee's Corp.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 155-11

Date: 1986

Sponsor: Not listed

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