Summerville in Chattooga County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
Federal cavalry regiments commanded by Major General David Stanley reconnoitering far in front of the main body of the XX Army Corps, arrived in Summerville, from Alpine on September 6, 1863 and skirmished with Confederate cavalry near this site.
September 7, 1863--Federal cavalry return to Summerville and skirmish again with Confederate cavalry.
September 8, 1863--Confederate General Wheeler arrives in Summerville
HEADQUARTERS - CALVARY CORPS
No. 70 Summerville, GA
September 8, 1863
I. General Wharton will detail 300 of his best officers and men, armed with long-range guns, to join General Forrest in a reconnaissance of the enemy's position.
II. This detail will report to General Forrest at Alpine at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning and will,
III. They will carry two day's rations a feed or corn in their forage sacks and will be provided with 80 rounds of ammunition per man.
IV. General Wharton will select a good colonel to command the detail.
V.The commanding officer at Alpine will be instructed to direct an officer with a company to follow this detail and establish a line of couriers from Alpine, the stand not be more than 4 miles apart.
By order of Major General Joseph Wheeler
Major and Assistant Adjutant General
September 8, 1863 - - 8:00 a.m.
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest reports to General Wheeler that he is at Gower's (Gore's Gap on Taylor's Ridge) with a cavalry brigade and six pieces of artillery; and that he is expecting another brigade by 12 o'clock noon.
September 10, 1863--Skirmish in Summerville. Federals take possession of the town.
September 13, 1863--Skirmish near Summerville.
September 15, 1863--Skirmish in Summerville.
September 19-20 1863--The Battle of Chickamauga.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US CivilChickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail series list.
Location. 34° 28.751′ N, 85° 20.774′ W. Marker is in Summerville, Georgia, in Chattooga County. Marker is on University Street south of East Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in Dowdy Park near the Couey House and the railroad turntable. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 University Street, Summerville GA 30747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Couey House (a few steps from this marker); Boyles Yard Turntable Named Summerville Railroad Turntable (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattooga County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia (approx. 5.1 miles away); Last Indian Agent (approx. 7.9 miles away); Alpine, Georgia (approx. 8˝ miles away); Barry Springs Indian Stockade (approx. 9.9 miles away in Alabama); Floyd Springs (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
Also see . . .
1. Biography Alexander M. McCook. American Battlefield Trust (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
2. David Sloane Stanley (June 1, 1828 – March 13, 1902). Ohio Civil War Central (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Lieutenant General Joesph Wheeler. Arlington National Cemetery Website (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
4. Gabriel Colvin Wharton (July 23, 1824 – May 12, 1906). Wikipedia (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
5. Nathan Bedford Forrest. New World Encyclopedia (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
6. City of Summerville. (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.