Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lee and Gordon's Mill
Lee and Gordon's Mill was built by James Gordon shortly after he came to this region from Gwinnett County in 1836. He rebuilt the grist mill in 1857, adding a saw mill and the first general store in this section.
At the outbreak of the War Between the States the mill was being operated by James Morgan Lee, who had married Gordon's daughter, Elizabeth Mahala. Union forces seized the mill in 1863, taking Lee prisoner and forcing him to operate the mill to supply Union troops. Later the mill served as headquarters for Bragg's Confederate troops from September 7 to 10, 1863, then for Crittenden's Corps of the Union Army from September 10 to 20. Both armies extended along Chickamauga Creek, the Confederates on the east bank and the Federals on the west bank, with this mill at the center. There was almost constant skirmishing around it.
In 1867 the mill burned but was rebuilt by James Lee, Gordon having retired shortly before his death in 1863. Lee died in 1889 but the mill continued to operate, being idle only a few years before its purchase in 1929 by the Wallace Brothers, of Pond Spring.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1848.
Location. 34° 52.99′ N, 85° 16.064′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Red Belt Road, 0.1 miles east of Lee and Gordon Mill Circle, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Red Belt Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee & Gordon's Mills (here, next to this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden's Corps at Lee and Gordon's Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joe Wheeler's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Start of the Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Also see . . . Lee and Gordon's Mills(Submitted on March 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
1. This property is in bad shape...
The property has been turned into an "Event" location, however, they have neglected the property and it is used for storage.
When we first listed this in HMDb it was open and they were milling corn.
— Submitted May 27, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,961 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 2. submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 13, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 12. submitted on May 27, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 13. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 14. submitted on May 27, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.