Historic Markers Across Georgia

Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap

Marker ID: GHM 155-14
Location: Across RR tracks from Dalton Alumina Co on Rocky Face RR St
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 48.245    W 085° 1.477
  34.80408744    -85.02461976
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM680
Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap Marker  


Feb. 25, 1864. Stewart´s and Breckinridge´s divs. in the gap, repulsed the attacks of the Federal 14th A.C., from the N.W., while Hindman´s A.C. drove back Cruft´s and Baird´s divs. in Crow Valley E. of Rocky Face Ridge and N. of the R.R.

May 8-9. Attempts by 14th A.C. troops from the W. were resisted by Stewart´s and Bates divs. posted in and on both slopes of the gap -- a further protection, the impounded waters of Mill Creek. Cheatham´s div. on summit of Rocky Face N. of the creek, together with Hood´s A.C. aligned on the slope and across Crow Valley E. of it, repelled attacks by the 4th and 23rd Corps.

GHM 155-14 Georgia Historic Marker 1989