Historic Markers Across Georgia

Ascent to Dug Gap

Marker ID: GHM 155-12
Location: Dug Gap & E. Dug Gap Mtn Roads, S of Walnut & just E of I-75
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 44.405    W 084° 59.912
  34.74007831    -84.9985284
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM64EV
Ascent to Dug Gap Marker  


1.5 Mi. W. this road ascends to and crosses the summit of Rocky Face ridge -- a direct route between Dalton and la Fayette.

May 7, 1864. Grigsby´s brigade (Wheeler´s Cav.), after retreating from Tunnel Hill to Mill Creek Gap, camped on this road at foot of the ridge -- all except Dortch´s battalion, which ascended to the gap, joining the infantry post of Williamson´s Arkansans.

Dortch´s arrival there, being reported to h´dq´rs at Dalton, prompted a peremptory order to Grigsby to send cavalry scouts across the ridge. The 9th Ky., on reaching Dogwood Valley, early the 8th, found the Federals advancing.

GHM 155-12 Georgia Historic Marker 1989