Monday, November 26, 2018

McDougall Map, with Regional Civil War Places, Limited; Rocky Face, Georgia (Maps)

McDougall Map

This is a Google Map marked with places I've researched or looked at, mostly related to the McDougall research for my Civil War project. Google being what it is, I can't be sure how well the map will display or whether it will update as I add place markers. If not--this link was created on November 26, 2018. If some places seem unrelated to Civil War history, they're probably just my personal markers for places that help me get oriented to a certain neighborhood or region when I'm trying to get my bearings on the location.

McDougall Map in My Maps by Google

One marker I added today when I updated the map is for the George W. Disney hiking trail in Rocky Face, Georgia. Private George W. Disney, of Company K, 4th Kentucky Infantry (Orphan Brigade), Confederate, was killed during the First Battle of Dalton at Mill Creek Gap of the Rocky Face Ridge on 25 Feb. 1864. His infantry unit had been placed in a line along the ridge, acting as a "live telegraph wire" to carry messages between officers or to signal officers about the movement of Union troops in the valley below. A historic marker says that he was killed by a stray bullet, but the date shows that his death occurred during the little-known battle of that date (or demonstration, as the Federals call it). The marker is located at the park area of the State Patrol Office beneath the trail on the main road (Highway 41/Chattanooga Road, Rocky Face, Georgia).

Related George Disney Trail (blog), Find A Grave Memorial, and Historic Marker:

Blog about the George Disney Trail

George Disney Find A Grave Memorial

George Disney Grave: Historic Marker

Nearby Sites and Markers, Civil War Related:

Georgia Historic Markers in Whitfield County, Georgia

Battle of Dug Gap (Site: Historic Marker with View and Coordinates)

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, May 1864

Topographic Map of Rocky Face, Georgia
Link to Topographic Map

Topographic Map of Sumac Ridge in Murray County
Link to Topographic Map

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