Pond Spring in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gowan’s (Gower’s) Ford And Widow Glenn’s Grave
Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
Early in the morning of September 17th, around 4:00 a.m., a mounted contingent of the 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment rode over the pickets of General William B. Hazen’s Brigade, posted on the Dry Valley Road near Gower’s Ford. General Hazen, with an aide, was personally at the picket post when the attack occurred. “The attack was so sudden,” he wrote, “that the horsemen were upon us, and some passed us and were captured before they could check their horses. The pickets took cover, while I sought the friendly shelter of a field of high corn. The affair was over almost in an instant with a repulse and a loss to the enemy of one captain and several men.”
The following day troops at the ford were moved further north to take park in the Battle of Chickamauga.
Near the ford there is a small church cemetery established by the Cove Methodist Church. It is sometimes called the Porter Cemetery, Among the wartime individuals buried in this cemetery is the “widow” Glenn, a young woman whose husband had been recently killed in Confederate service. She lived on the battlefield and had her house used as Federal headquarters by General William S. Rosecrans. The cemetery
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Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 34° 49.053′ N, 85° 19.657′ W. Marker is in Pond Spring, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Kensington Road. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. Beatty's Brigade (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Negley's Division (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Worthen's Gap (approx. 3.8 miles away); Helm's Brigade (approx. 3.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cavalry Corps. (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wheeler's Cavalry Corps (approx. 4.1 miles away).
More about this marker.
Army of the Cumberland site #23
Also see . . . Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail Website. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
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