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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Properhillbillys
N 34° 48.187 W 085° 01.241
16S E 681060 N 3852995
Quick Description: Located on an abandoned strip of Old US 41 at Mill Creek
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2006 5:32:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM67X
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 22

Long Description:
May, 1864

The Confederate defenders of Dalton impounded the waters of Mill Creek by a dam, in the gap, as a measure of defense when Federal forces under Sherman assailed this opening in Rocky Face Ridge. This temporary lake, together with fortifications in & bordering the gap, prevented its seizure by the 14th Army Corps.

May 8: three abortive attempts to cut the dam were made by detachments from the 34th Illinois. Operations of the 14 Army Corps against Mill Creek Gap (May 8-12), served to engage the attention of Dalton's defenders (as did the attacks in Crow Valley), while McPherson's Army of the Tennessee seized Snake Creek Gap 14 miles southward.

Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: GHM 155-15

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Not listed

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