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Dug Gap Battle Park

Historic Site or Trail
Civil War Breastworks at Dug Gap Battle Park, Dalton, GA – Whitfield-Murray Historical Society

Located atop Rocky Face Ridge overlooking Dalton, GA, this site was the scene of a Civil War battle at the beginning of the Campaign for Atlanta. A few hundred Arkansas troops held off Union Forces trying to the scale the western slope of the mountain, at one point by rolling boulders over the side of the mountain into the opposing forces. 1200 feet of the original breastworks are still visible at the top of the ridge.

This Civil War site is maintained by the Civil War Round Table of Dalton and is open year round.

How to Get There

I-75 Exit 333 (Walnut Avenue). Travel west up the mountain from the exit along Dug Gap Battle Road toward the Dalton Convention Center - continue past the Convention Center - the park will be on your right approximately 1 mile past the trade center. Please park along the road in the pull off area and walk past the gate to enter the park.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on a leash.

Time Period Represented

Civil War


Daily - Daytime hours only

Seasons Open

Year Round


Visitor Fees


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