Historic Markers Across Georgia

West Armuchee Valley

Marker ID: GHM 146-8
Location: at intersection of Ga. 136 and W. Armuchee Rd. 4-5 miles west of Villanow  
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 34° 40.831    W 085° 10.783
  34.68051141    -85.17972325
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25ZQ
West Armuchee Valley Marker  


Southward for several miles is the pleasant little valley of W. Armuchee Creek; Dick Ridge on the E; Taylor´s Ridge on the W.

Situated 3 mi. S. are Old Shiloh Ch. & the Wm. Little res. - where Maj. Gen. John B. Hood was taken from the field of Chickamauga to recover from a leg amputation. Sept. - Oct., 1863.

May 8, 1864. Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge & the 16th A.C. marched E. on this road from Ship´s Gap - being joined enroute near Villanow by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan´s 15th A.C. These were Army of the Tenn. troops, commanded by Maj. Gen. J.B. McPherson - enroute to a surprise seizure of Snake Creek Gap near Resaca.

GHM 146-8 Georgia Historical Commission 1953