Historic Markers Across Georgia

Chestnut Flat

Marker ID: GHM 146-5
Location: Ga 95, 0.4 mile southeast of Catlett
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 34° 44.755    W 085° 11.159
  34.74591946    -85.18598138
Waymark: None


May 7, 1864. McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee (15th & 16th A.C.), enroute E. to Snake Cr. Gap reached this point on Little Chickamauga Creek at evening & camped for the night.

This camp was in close proximity to two gaps in Taylor´s Ridge, which barrier had to be passed by the Federal forces enroute to Villanow Snake Cr. Gap & the road to Resaca.

That night, col. Sprague´s (2d) brigade, Veatch´s (4th) Div., 16th A.C., was sent 4 mi. S. to Ship´s Gap, which was seized at 9pm - a surprise move that insured an unopposed march of the 16th A.C. eastward, May 8. The 15th A.C. passed the ridge at Gordon Springs Gap the same day.

GHM 146-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1953