Historic Markers Across Georgia

McPherson's Army at Snake Creek Gap

Marker ID: GHM 146-10
Location: Ga 136 .3 mile east of Villanow
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 34° 40.493    W 085° 07.188
  34.67488333    -85.1198
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7V0
McPherson's Army at Snake Creek Gap Marker  


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.

GHM 146-10 Georgia Historical Commission