Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
North and South Reunited
Historic Camp Thomas
Camp Thomas became a major staging ground for
I was born "way down in "Dixie," Reared beneath the southern skies. And they didn't have to teach me every "Yankee" to despise. I was but a country youngster when I donned a suit of gray, When I shouldered my old musket, and marched forth the "Yankees" to slay.
Four long years I fought and suffered; "Dixie" was my battle cry; "Dixie" always and forever, down in "Dixie" let me die. And tonight I am down in "Dixie"; "Dixie" still so great in true; but tonight I am a peril in a uniform of blue.
And tonight the band is still playing; Tis not "Dixie" strains I hear, but the strains of "Yankee Doodle" ringing out strong and sweet and clear. Long I listened to the music; by my side a comrade stands; he's a "Yank" and I´m a "Rebel," but the grasp each others´ hands.
Here are together we unite Way down South in "Dixie"
But my eyes are filled with tear-drops, Tears that make my heart feel glad, And I whisper to my comrade: "Yankee Doodle" ain't so bad.
For more information on historic Chickamauga, please visit the Depot Museum, inquire at Town Hall or look up the homepages for the city of Chickamauga and the Chickamauga campaign trail on the Internet:
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1835.
Location. 34° 52.24′ N, 85° 17.556′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Cove Road (Georgia Route 341) south of Gordon Street. This marker cannot be seen from the roadway because it is located in a community park, at the Crawfish Springs, behind the Crawfish Springs Water Tower. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Sickness at Camp Thomas (here, next to this marker); The Town of Lytle (a few steps from this Camp George H. Thomas (a few steps from this marker); Crawfish Spring (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospitals, Right Wing, Union Army. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Real Rock of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.