Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Chickamauga
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Nine miles west of here on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th, 1863, the bloody battle of Chickamauga was fought. Here, Federal forces of about 60,000 under Major-General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A., fought the two day battle with Confederates, numbering about 66,000 under General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. Federal losses were about 16,179, Confederate losses were about 17,804. It was a bloody victory for the Confederacy from which it never recovered.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1888.
Location. 34° 54.917′ N, 85° 6.561′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Tennessee Street, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Street. Marker is in a small triangular park in downtown Ringgold formed by US 41, Lafayette Street and Tennessee Touch 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. Catoosa County War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western & Atlantic Depot (about 500 feet away); Confederate Hospitals (about 500 feet away); Catoosa County (about 500 feet away); Flame of Freedom (about 500 feet away); The Ringgold Depot (about 600 feet away); The Great Locomotive Chase (about 700 feet away); Actions At Ringgold (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
More about this marker. The marker has been newly erected in 2009 after having been missing for many years,
Also see . . . Chickamauga Campaign. Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War website entry:
Essays and official reports pertaining to the campaign. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,698 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.