Tunnel Hill in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Clisby Austin House
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 50.409′ N, 85° 2.591′ W. Marker is in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunnel Hill GA 30755, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tunnel Hill (here, next to this marker); Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel The Excavation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crow Valley (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mill Creek Gap (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stevenson's Line (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Flooded Gap (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunnel Hill.
Regarding Clisby Austin House. As the battle of Chickamauga 1863, was being fought, the Clisby Austin House was used as a confederate hospital. Many wounded were cared for here including Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood. He was injured during the battle and had to have one of his legs amputated, he and his leg were sent to the Clisby Austin House so, if in the event of his death, they could be buried together. Hood survived his wounds and his leg was buried in the family cemetery near the house, (another story says his leg was buried up on the hillside in the woods). Gen. Hood was then sent to the William Little House in Suttles Mill, Georgia where he made a full recovery.
Also see . . . Tunnel Hill Heritage Center. The Clisby Austin House, and the historic W&A Railroad Tunnel are all located on the same grounds. Visit The Heritage Center for more information. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.