Daily Archive: May 10, 2014

May 10

Tunnel Hill

Tunnel Hill

May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, began the campaign for Atlanta by seizing Tunnel Hill. Howard’s 4th A.C., having marched from Catoosa Springs, drove Wheeler’s Cav. from the R.R. tunnel S. to Mill Creek Gap. Palmer’s 14th A.C., moving from Ringgold (U.S. Highway 41), supported Howard on his right and …

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May 10

Harris’ Gap

Harris' Gap

In 1864 the direct road from Tunnel Hill to Varnell’s, passed through Harris Gap at this point, which is just N. of where Rocky Face drops off into continuous foot-hills. Federal operations in Crow Valley by the 23d A.C. [Army Corps], began with its march S. from the Dr. Lee house to this road. Schofield …

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May 10

Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals

Confederate Hosptals

In 1862-1863 several Confederate hospitals were located here. The sick and wounded Confederate soldiers drank of the health – giving waters of the several mineral springs in this area. Drinking this mineral water and bathing in it enabled many sick soldiers to return to duty. Early in October 1863 these hospitals were abandoned to prevent …

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