Near Chickamauga in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Glass's Mill Battle Site
Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
"At daylight of the 18th," Confederate division commander Major-General John C. Breckinridge, in D. H. Hill's Corps, wrote, "my command moved from Catlett's Gap and that neighborhood in the Pigeon Mountain, and the same afternoon took position on the east bank of the Chickamauga, near Glass's Mill."
On the west side of the creek, at 2:00 A.M. on September 19th General Beatty's Brigade relieved Colonel Grose. At daylight the skirmishers of Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division advanced from Glass's Mill and engaged the skirmishers of Beatty's Brigade midway between the lines. Soon after five pieces of Cobb's and next four pieces of Slocomb's Battery of that brigade, supported by his infantry, took position on the west side of the creek
There was some brief activity near Glass's Mill on the following day, September 20. General George Crook, with the Cavalry Corps, reported that: "At this point [Crawfish Spring] I found General Mitchell, who ordered me to take post at once in front of the fords of the Chickamauga and to hold that point at all hazards. The only point I could occupy was a thick, rocky woods with heavy underbrush. The enemy were already across the river occupying a very strong position. About 11 o'clock I was attacked by Hindman's Division of infantry, a battalion of sharpshooters, and a large body of cavalry. They drove us back steadily, contesting every inch of ground, about 200 yards, where we held our ground. At this time I received an order from General Mitchell to fall back to the hospital, 1 miles distant."
Glass's Mill continued to function for many years. When Chickamauga
Erected by Bank of Chickamauga.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail series list.
Location. 34° 51.234′ N, 85° 16.455′ W. Marker is near Chickamauga, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Glass Mill Road north of Bethel Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located south of the community of Chickamauga, on a rural country road, a short distance northwest of the roadway bridge over West Chickamauga Creek, adjacent to another marker that also features the Glass's Mill Battle Site. 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 2 miles of this Glass's Mill Battle Site (here, next to this marker); Henderson Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Crittenden Avenue (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hood Avenue (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boynton Avenue (approx. 1˝ miles away); Clarissa Hunt Plantation (approx. 1˝ miles away); Longstreet Avenue (approx. 1˝ miles away); 11th Michigan Infantry (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 3, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.