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
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-472.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1927.
Location. 34° 52.229′ N, 85° 17.604′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Cove Road (Georgia Route 341), on the right when traveling south. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Cove 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. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial (a few steps from 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 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); North and South Reunited (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.