Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wheeler's Cavalry Corps
Major General Joseph Wheeler
Major General Joseph Wheeler,
September 20, 1863, 7 P.M.
Wharton's Division - Brigadier General John A. Wharton.
Martin's Division - Brigadier General William T. Martin.
Troops of this Corps were engaged in guarding the passes of Lookout Mountain as far as Gadsden, Alabama, and the upper fords of the Chickamauga.
The remainder of the Corps was concentrated at Glass' Mill. About 11 A.M. Wheeler, with this latter force dismounted, crossed the river and attacked Long's Brigade of Crook's Cavalry Division, 900 strong, and after a severe fight drove it back to the vicinity of Crawfish Springs, the Union loss in killed, wounded and missing being 131.
He then recrossed the river under orders to proceed to Lee and Gordon's Mills and attack the enemy.
He arrived there about 3 o'clock, again crossed and attacked capturing a number of prisoners, wagons, arms and a quantity of ammunition.
He then moved to Crawfish Springs where, about dark, he captured the Union hospitals, together with such wounded as could not bear transportation when the Union forces withdrew from that place at 5 P.M.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
Location. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown area, on the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion, just beyond the low front stone wall fence, and in between a driveway into the Gordon-Lee Mansion and a driveway into the Gordon-Lee School grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Real Rock of Chickamauga (a few steps from this marker); American Indian Occupation of the Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospitals, Right Wing, Union Army. (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawfish Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia 3d Confederate Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); North and South Reunited (within shouting distance of this marker); Sickness at Camp Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chickamauga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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