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Dug Gap

Beginning on 1864/05/08 and ending 1864/05/08


The Battle for Dug Gap occurred on May 08, 1864. At 3:00 p.m., Gen. Geary (US) deployed his 2 brigades, Buschbeck´s (US) brigade on the right, Candy´s (US) on the left, to storm Dug Gap. The Pennsylvania Battery (3 inch Rodman guns) commanded by Capt. James D. McGill (US), was sited near Joel Babb´s house to support the assault. [5]The Confederates were well entrenched behind a stone wall they had constructed to defend the gap. They had also placed large boulders to roll down the steep incline on the attackers. The attacking Federal Forces suffered more than three hundred casualties in this battle fought over extremely rugged terrain. The Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to two members of the 154th New York regiment, 2d Div, 20th A. C. [6][7][8][9][10]



 

 

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Historic Markers Across Georgia - Civil War in GA

Battle of Dug Gap - May 8, 1864



Forces Engaged
Union: Buschbeck´s & Candy´s brigades of the 2d div., 20th A.C., commanded by General John W. Geary.
Confederate: The First and Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James A. Williamson
9th Kentucky Calvary commanded by Col. William C. P. Breckinridge.

 

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References

  1. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Dug Gap - GHM 155-11
  2. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Ascent to Dug Gap - GHM 155-12
  3. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Babb's Settlement - GHM 155-9
  4. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Battle of Dug Gap - GHM 155-10
  5. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Battle of Dug Gap - GHM 155-10
  6. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Battle of Dug Gap - GHM 155-9
  7. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Battle of Dug Gap - GHM 155-10
  8. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Dug Gap - GHM 155-11
  9. Georgia Historic Commission   [Online] Ascent to Dug Gap - GHM 155-12
  10. Roadside Georgia   [Online] Dug Gap Battle Park
  11. The Arkansas Encyclopedia of History and Culture   [Online] The Arkansas Encyclopedia of History and Culture
  12. BRECKINRIDGE, William Campbell Preston, (1837 - 1904)   [Online] BRECKINRIDGE, William Campbell Preston, (1837 - 1904)

 

 

Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.

 

Babb's Settlement
Battle of Dug Gap
Dug Gap
Dug Gap -- 1 Mile -->
Geary's Division to Dug Gap
West Armuchee Valley