Category Archive: Georgia

Oct 23

The Madden Branch Massacre

Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad

This historical marker was erected in McCaysville, Georgia, in 2011 as part of the 150 commemoration of the Civil War. The marker reads The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia North of here on Madison branch in Polk County, Tennessee, on November 29, 1864, during the American Civil War, six Georgians trying to enlist …

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Feb 25

George Disney’s Grave

High up on Roky Face. S. of gap. is the lone grave of English-born George Disney. Co. K., 4th Ky. Inft., Lewis’ “Orphan Brigade”. Bate’s div., Hindman’s Corps [C.S.A]. The 4th Ky. was deployed to form a living telegraph line from base to summit of the ridge at the point where the view commanded Federal …

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Feb 25

Mill Creek Gap

GHM 155-13

Otherwise known as Buzzard Roost. This natural gateway through Rocky Face Ridge was heavily fortified by Confederate forces at Dalton, after their retreat from Missionary Ridge. February 25, 1864, the Federal 14th A.C., Dept. of the Cumberland, moving by Tunnel Hill, attempted to seize the gap, but were driven back y Stewart’s & Breckinridge’s divs. …

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Feb 25

Crow Valley


  Feb. 25, 1864. Federal forces moved S. on this rd. in an attempt to outflank the Confederate defenders at Mill Creek Capt, which was being threatened by 2 Fed. divs. from the W. These movements were to test the strength of Johnston’s army at Dalton, said to have been depleted by a shift of …

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Feb 24

Military Operations in Crow Valley

There were 2 demonstrations by Federal forces on Dalton, in 1864: Feb 24-26; May 7-12. On these over-lapping fields of operations, the Burke house & spring were noted landmarks. Feb. 25, Cruft’s & Baird’s divs. (rth & 14th A.C.), via the low ridge W., moved to outflank the Confederates at Mil Creek Gap, but were …

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Feb 24

Georgia Historical Markers: An Introduction


During the 1950s the state of Georgia established a Historic Commission. One of their tasks was to  research, prepare text, and designate site locations for historical markers that would be erected throughout Georgia’s highways and byways. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Commission erected markers relating to county seats, early highways, historic home, the Revolutionary …

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Oct 04

Nuisance Wildlife in These Mountains

Feral Pig

The North Georgia Mountains seem to be having an increasing problem with co-habitation of humans and wildlife. It seems to me that many of the humans in my community are imbecilic. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that wildlife is frequently attracted to human garbage. My home is in the North Georgia Mountains in the …

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May 17

Civil War History in Georgia

Oostanaula River Bridges GCWHT Marker Dedication Ceremony

This month 148 years ago, the Confederacy and the Union were engaged in numerous events in Resaca, Georgia. For many years the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails (GCWHT) has been hard at work design historic tours within the state relating to various aspects of the Civil War (also known as “the late unpleasantness). By far …

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Apr 10

Cherokee Committee to Receive Payment for Services Rendered


While working with Record Group 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Entry 222 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. today, I came across a document list payments that would be made for services rendered in a file named “March 1837 through November 1838” Names appearing in document signed 15 March 1837 for settlements for services …

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Sep 14

Wordless Wednesday: Apple Country

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