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Battle of Dug Gap - GHM 155-10 - Whitfield Co., GA
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N 34° 44.196 W 085° 02.478
16S E 679317 N 3845580
Quick Description: Battle of Dug Gap state historic marker located at Mill Creek Road at Babb's Rd near the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2009 1:04:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM621E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Battle of Dug Gap


May 8, 1864. Maj. Gen. J.W. Geary, with Buschbeck´s & Candy´s brigades of the 2d div., 20th A.C., moving from near Gordon´s Springs, reached this, the Babb Settlement, at 3 p.m.

Planting McGill´s Penna. Battery (3 inch Rodman guns) near Joel Babb´s house, the Confederate position at Dug Gap in rocky Face Ridge was shelled. This was followed by a concerted assault up the steep scarp by Buschbeck´s brigade on the right, Candy´s on the left.

Repeated attempts by the Federals to seize the gap ended in failure, but under cover of this engagement, McPherson´s troops occupied Snake Creek Gap, 6 mi. S.W.

GHM 155-10 Georgia Historical Commission 1954

Battle of Dug Gap

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 155-10

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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