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McPherson's Army at Snake creek gap
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Properhillbillys
N 34° 40.493 W 085° 07.188
16S E 672258 N 3838598
Quick Description: located neet the old general store in vilinow
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2006 5:24:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM7V0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 49

Long Description:
McPherson's Army at Snake creek gap


A narrow 3 mi passage between 2 ridges. begining 1 mi s of this marker & ending at the fork of sugar valley & resaca rd's
May 8th 1864. While Geary's Div. (20th A.C. Union) stormed rocky face ridge at Dug Gap. 5 mi N.E. McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (15th and 16th A.C. Union) gained a lodgment in Snake creek gap & held it while the 14th. 20th & 23d corps (union) left the dalton front & marched through the gap.
Outflanked in his position at Dalton. Johnston (confederate) evacuated it. May 12. & withdrew to Resaca. which he defended aginst Sherman's forces in 2 days of battle may 14th & 15th.
Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: Not listed

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