Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
November 27, 1863
After the battle of Missionary Ridge, Bragg's Confederate Army retreated in disorder towards Dalton. Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne was ordered to take position in the gap, hold back the Federals, and save the trains and artillery from capture.
Exercising his only independent command, Cleburne utilized the terrain and his well-trained troops, to hold up Federals pursuit for five precious hours. The trains and artillery were saved. By Joint Resolution, the Confederate Congress thanked Cleburne for his achievement.
Erected 1996 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 023-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists.
Location. 34° 54.583′ N, 85° 6.178′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Nashville Street (U.S. 41) 0.3 miles south of Peters Lane, on the left when traveling northTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Ringgold Gap (a few steps from this marker); Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Confederate General Patrick Cleburne's Emancipation Proposal (a few steps from this marker); General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Atlanta Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Ireland's New York Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Ringgold (about 600 feet away); The Great Locomotive Chase (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Ringgold Gap by markers.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Ringgold Gap. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Ringgold Gap. American Battlefield Trust website entry (Submitted on May 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,240 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 7. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.