Historic Markers Across Georgia

Ship's Gap

Marker ID: GHM 146-7
Location: Ga 136 at Old Villanow Rd 1 mile east of jct with Ga 151
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 34° 41.861    W 085° 11.216
  34.69767506    -85.18693695
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25ZN
Ship's Gap Marker  


May 7, 1864. Col. J.W. Sprague´s (2nd) brigade, Veatch´s (4th) Div., 16th A.C., having camped with the corps on the little Chickamauga (near Catlett 4 mi. N.), pushed forward in a surprise move and seized this gap in Taylor´s Ridge at 9p.m.

This enabled Dodge & the 16th A.C. (McPherson´s Army of the Tenn.) to march E., unopposed, to Villanow & Snake Creek Gap, May 8.

The 15th Corps (same army) crossed at Gordon Springs Gap, 4miles N.E¨ McPerson´s move to Snake Creek Gap outlfanked the Confederate forces under Gen. J.C. Johnston at Dalton-- resulting later in the evacuation of that place and the two days of battle at Resaca.

GHM 146-7 Georgia Historic Marker 1992