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This Day in Georgia History

May 13, 1864

Union Forces Entered Dalton, Skirmish near Resaca

At 5 a.m., Union troops left behind to take Mill Creek Gap through Rocky Face Ridge were unopposed as they marched through gap into Dalton. Finding the Confederate rear guard had just pulled out for Resaca, the Union troops set off in pursuit. Around 9 a.m., they caught up with the rear guard and engaged in a minor skirmish. Meanwhile to the south, the first fighting at Resaca was taking place as Union forces began testing the strength and location of Confederate defenses.

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Source: Harper's Weekly