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26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
1. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side:

Dedicated to the honor and valor of the men of 1st Company H,
26th Tennessee Confederate Infantry Regiment July 8, 1861,
reorganized as 2nd Company I, 1st Georgia Confederate
Infantry Regiment, November 8, 1862. Served in this Regiment
until the end of the war.

Erected in the year of Our Lord 2016, by the Private John
Ingraham Camp #1977, Sons of Confederate Veterans,
Chickamauga, Georgia.

Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1896

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Text on the Left Side:

Citizen Soldiers who gathered on these grounds to prepare
themselves to defend the State of Georgia, their homes and
families in a war they did not ask for.

Gordon, James Clark - Captain
Gordon, William - 1st Lieutenant
Hendrix, Blackstone - 2nd Lieutenant
Henderson, Jerome B - Orderly Sergeant
Abercrombie, A. - Private
Acre, Franklin - Private
Ansley, F.J. - 3rd Corporal
Armour, Joseph T. - Private
Autrey, Raford E. - Private
Barnes, Joel - Private
Bentley, H.H. - Private
Bonds, John F. - Private
Brewer, John - Private
Brock, John - Private
Brotherton,
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J.L. - Private
Brotherton, Thomas - Private
Bruce, William M. - Private
Burke, John F. - Private
Carson, James W. - Private
Childress, Peyton F. - Private
Countryman, J.A. - Private
Daniel, David - Private
Davis, J.W. - Private
Duncan, C.H. - Private
Filby, R.R. - Private
Fletcher, Joseph H.- Drummer
Fricks, William Harrison H, - Private
Gamblin, J.S. - Private
Garrett, Benjamin M. - 1st Sergeant
Garrett, Rapley - Private
Glass, T.N. - Private
Glass, William J. - Private
Glover, Richard - Private
Gordon, Cicero N. - Private
Grant, Wiley - Private
Hall, J.C. - 3rd Sergeant
Hall, J.T. - Private
Hamilton, John M. - 2nd Corporal
Hamilton, Richard M. - Private
Hann, James C. - Private
Harris, Gilford Parkes - 4th Corporal
Hart, William - Private
Hawkins, J.E. - Private
Hawkins, J.M. - Private
Hixon, James - Private
Hixon, Samuel - Private
Hixon, William - 4th Sergeant
Jackson, A.G. - 2nd Sergeant
James, William - Private
Jones, G.W. - Private
Kelly, G.W. - Private
Kilgore, Robert D. - 5th Sergeant
Lenoir, H.A. - Corporal
Mathis, William B. - 1st Corporal
McDonald, William C. - Private
Miller, John L. - Private
Mullis, Wiley - Private
Myers, L.W. - Private
Owens, George
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W. Jr. 2nd Lieutenant
Owens, W.L. - Private
Price, Samuel V. - Private
Puryear, William M. - Private
Richardson, J. - Private
Shaddock, Elisha - Private
Snodgrass, Charles L. - Private
Watkins, Peter - Private
Welborn, A.J. - Private
Wall, Wiley W. - Private
Weathers, John H. - Private
Woods, N.R. - Private

Text on the Back Side:

Gordon Plantation, Crawfish Springs, Georgia

April 1861, James Clark Gordon, William Gordon, Blackstone
Hendrix, and Jerome Henderson organized and trained a
company of State Militia on these grounds to defend the State
of Georgia, as ordered by Georgia Governor Joe Brown. In an
effort to defend the South, the company traveled to Knoxville,
Tennessee, and was mustered into 1st 1st Company H, 26th
Tennessee Confederate Infantry Regiment on July 8, 1861,
captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee February 16, 1862 and
sent to Camp Douglas Federal Prison Camp in Illinois. Upon
being exchanged were mustered into 2nd Company I, 1st
Georgia Confederate Infantry Regiment on November 8, 1862.
Regiment surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on
April 26, 1865, led by then Lieutenant Colonel James Clark Gordon.

The memory of Orderly Sergeant Jerome Bonaparte Henderson
who
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died on March 4, 1862 at Camp Douglas and is buried
in Confederate Mound at Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
along with 6,000 other fellow Confederate Soldiers.

Text on the Right Side:

Regimental History

26th Tennessee Infantry Regiment:
Guarding Defenses, Russellville, Kentucky
Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
Prisoners of War, Camp Douglas, Illinois & Camp Morton, Indiana
Paroled September 1862 Vicksburg, Mississippi - Exchanged November 1, 1862, Aikens Landing, Virginia

1st Georgia Infantry Regiment:
Guarding Defenses at Mobile Bay, Alabama - Fort Gaines

Tullahoma Campaign, Tennessee:
Chattanooga Campaign, Tennessee:
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Missionary Ridge

Atlanta Campaign, Georgia:
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Adairsville
Battle of Dallas
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro

Hood's Tennessee Campaign:
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

Carolina Campaign:
Battle of Wyse Fork, North Carolina
Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina
Surrendered on April 26, 1865, Greensboro, North Carolina
Paroled on May 1, 1865
 
Erected
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5. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
2016 by the Private John Ingraham Camp #1977, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chickamauga, Georgia.
 
Location. 34° 52.239′ N, 85° 17.604′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Cove Road (Georgia Route 341) north of Lee Clarkson Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Occupation of the Area (here, next to this marker); The Real Rock of Chickamauga (a few steps from this marker); Wheeler's Cavalry Corps (a few steps from this marker); Hospitals, Right Wing, Union Army. (a few steps from this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawfish Spring (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.
 
More about this marker. This monument was just recently erected on the front grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion, just south of the property's service driveway.

This monument has no Mt-number and it is not included in the National Park Service's
26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
6. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
"List of Classified Structures."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
7. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
View of the back right of the monument.
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8. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
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9. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
View of the northeast corner of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
10. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
A close-up view of the sculpted figure of a Confederate soldier that stands atop this monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
11. 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial Marker
View of the monument and the surrounding landscape
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10, 11. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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