Ascent to Dug Gap historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Ascent to Dug Gap historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Whitfield County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Whitfield County, 34.8056116, -84.9672206
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Dug Gap and E. Dug Gap Mtn. Rds., south of Walnut Ave. and just east of I-75
Text of marker: "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 LaFayette. 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. 155-12 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1989"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_ascent-to-dug-gap
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_ascent-to-dug-gap
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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