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Geary´s Division to Dug Gap - 155-8 - Whitfield Co., GA
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N 34° 43.272 W 085° 06.359
16S E 673427 N 3843758
Quick Description: Geary´s Division to Dug Gap state historic marker located Ga 201 at the Walker County line.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2009 12:54:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM621D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Geary´s Division to Dug Gap


May 8, 1864, Brig. Gen. J.W. Geary, with Buschbeck´s & Candy´s brigades 2d div., A.C., marched on this road from Near Gordon´s Springs. Turning E. here ( near Whitfield - Walker County line ), Geary´s troops moved to Dug Gap in Rocky Face Ridges 5 miles from this points.

This move was made to outflank Johnston´s army at Dalton by seizing Dug Gap & also to give support to McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee which moved via Ship´s Gap & Villanow to Snake Creek Gap. Geary failed to take Dug Gap; McPherson´s occupation of Snake Creek Gap led to the evacuation of Dalton by Johnston´s forces.

GHM 155-8 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 2001

Geary´s Division to Dug Gap

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 155-8

Date: 2001

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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