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Ascent to Dug Gap - GHM 155-12 - Whitfield Co., GA
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N 34° 44.405 W 084° 59.912
16S E 683225 N 3846043
Quick Description: Ascent to Dug Gap state historic marker located Dug Gap & E. Dug Gap Mtn Roads, S of Walnut & just E of I-75, Dalton, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2009 4:59:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM64EV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:

Ascent to Dug Gap

1.5 Mi. W this road ascends to and crosses the summit of Rocky Face ridge -- a direct route between Dalton and la Fayette.

May 7, 1864. Grigsby´s brigade (Wheeler´s Cav.), after retreating from Tunnel Hill to Mill Creek Cap, camped on this road at foot of the ridge -- all except Dortch´s battalion, which ascended to the gap, joining the infantry post of Williamson´s Arkansans.

Dortch´s arrival there, being reported to h´dq´rs at Dalton, prompted a peremptory order to Grigsby to send cavalry scouts across the ridge. The 9th Ky., on reaching Dogwood Valley, early the 8th, found the Federals advancing.

GHM 155-12 Georiga Historic Marker 1989

Ascent to Dug Gap

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 155-12

Date: 1989

Sponsor: Georiga Historical Commission

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