4th Corps’ Route to Tunnel Hill

4th Corps’ Route to Tunnel Hill

4th Corps' Route to Tunnel HillYear Erected: 1954

Marker Text: May 7, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Catoosa Springs, moved S. on this road to Tunnel Hill – Stanley’s div. in advance, followed by Wood & Newton; Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, commanding.

The march was opposed by outposts of Wheeler’s cav. – the road obstructed by felled timber.

This move, together with the march of Palmer’s 14th A.C. on direct rd. from Ringgold to Tunnel Hill, was the beginning of hostilities in the Campaign for Atlanta. Wheeler’s cav., driven from Tunnel Hill, withdrew to Mill Creek Gap. During the next 5 days; Federal attempts to take Dalton were without success.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Old Tunnel Hill Rd, south of GA 2 in Tunnel Hill.