Historic Markers Across Georgia

Military Operations in Crow Valley

Marker ID: GHM 155-23
Location: Reed Rd 1.6 miles north of Reed Pond Rd
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 52.044    W 084° 59.243
  34.86740139    -84.98737669
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4BMT
Military Operations in Crow Valley Marker  


There were 2 demonstrations by Federal forces on Dalton, in 1864: Feb. 24-26; May 7-12. On these over-lapping fields of operation, the Burke House & spring were noted landmarks.

Feb. 25, Cruft´s & Baird´s divs. (4th & 14th A.C.), via the low ridge W., moved to outflank the Confederates at Mill Creek Gap, but were forced back. May 9, 2 divs., Schofield´s 23d A.C., were halted at S. end of ridge by Stevenson´s div., Hood´s A.C., & the artillery at Potato Hill.

The log barn at the Burke house was used as a hospital by Surg. S.G. Menzies, med. Director, Cruft´s div., 4th A.C., Feb. 25.

GHM 155-23 Georgia Historical Commission 1954