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Huff House

314 N. Selvidge Street Dalton Georgia 30720 United States 706.529.8082 Whitfield-Murray Historical Society

Biography

This Gothic revival/folk vernacular home was built facing the railroad about 1855. During the Civil War years in 1862, the Great Locomotive Chase passed by the house as it chugged through Dalton. In the winter of 1863-64, General Joseph E. Johnston, commander of the Army of the Tennessee, located his headquarters in the home as he regrouped the 40,000 troops who were wintering in the Dalton area and preparing for what we now know as the Atlanta Campaign. Here, in the dining room, General Patrick Cleburne proposed to officers the arming of slaves in the manpower shortage facing the Confederacy. This proposal was disregarded until very late in the War.