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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 07, 1864

Tunnel Hill Taken, Fighting at Dalton; Atlanta Campaign

After two days of skirmishing, Confederate troops withdrew from Tunnel Hill, which Federal troops then occupied. While this was going on, several miles away fighting began northwest of Dalton, where a major Confederate force under General Joseph E. Johnston was entrenched along the railroad at Rocky Face Ridge. Here they were met by a portion of the Union army under the command of General George H. Thomas. Meanwhile, the remainder of General William T. Sherman’s forces tried to outflank Johnston and encircle his Confederate forces.

Image of Tunnel Hill Historical Marker
David Seibert
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Image of Ascent to Dug Gap Historical Marker
David Seibert
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