Dug Gap Battle Park

Located atop Rocky Face Ridge overlooking Dalton, GA, this site was the scene of a Civil War battle at the beginning of the Campaign for Atlanta.  A few hundred Arkansas troops held off Union Forces trying to the scale the western slope of the mountain, at one point by rolling boulders over the side of the mountain into the opposing forces. 1200 feet of the original breastworks are still visible at the top of the ridge. 

This Civil War site is maintained by the Civil War Round Table of Dalton and is open year round.

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Location

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Latitude: 34.7428644 Longitude: -85.0154257 Elevation: 1488 ft
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Anthony Luke

Hours Open

Daily - Daytime hours only

Time Period Represented

Civil War

Seasons Open

Year Round

Visitor Fees

None

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on a leash.

How to Get There

I-75 Exit 333 (Walnut Avenue). Travel west up the mountain from the exit along Dug Gap Battle Road toward the Dalton Convention Center - continue past the Convention Center - the park will be on your right approximately 1 mile past the trade center.  Please park along the road in the pull off area and walk past the gate to enter the park.

Comments

Great place to walk and see how the men built the wall from rocks. Pretty place to see. Will go back again soon.

Sid Roberson, 10/15/2012

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