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THE FLOODED GAP - GHM 155-15
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:
THE FLOODED GAP
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.

155-15 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1953
Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: GHM 155-15

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Not listed

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