Definition of Cumberland Gap
1. Noun. A pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west.
Generic synonyms: Mountain Pass, Notch, Pass
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Literary usage of Cumberland Gap
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1. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"Its outcrop width is narrower toward Cumberland Gap than farther southwest. The principal development of this strip of ore-bearing formation in this ..."
2. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"Expectation of an Attack on Cincinnati.—Gen. Bragg's Plans.—Smith's Movement to Brake's Lines.—Escape of the Yankee Forces from Cumberland Gap. ..."
3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1868)
"The link between Bristol and Cumberland Gap is, therefore, ... The distance from Cumberland Gap to Bristol can be accomplished in ninety-three miles, ..."
4. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"Frazer's surrender of Cumberland Gap, from Major McDowell, who escaped. It comprised 2100 men, 8 guns, 160 beef cattle, 12000 pounds of bacon, 1800 bushels ..."
5. The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States. With by William Jewett Tenney (1865)
"Cumberland Gap is south and a little east of Lexington, Ky., and about one hundred and fifty miles distant. It is a natural gap in a mountain nearly eighty ..."
6. History of the Civil War in America by Louis-Philippe-Albert d'Orléans Paris, Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro, Henry Coppée, John Page Nicholson (1888)
"Cumberland Gap. THE authorities at Washington reproached Rosecrans for not having ... The delay was unfavorable, but inevitable; the ocea- Cumberland Gap ..."