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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lee and Gordon's Mill

 
 
Lee and Gordon's Mill Marker-Close up image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
1. Lee and Gordon's Mill Marker-Close up
Click the photo to read the text on the marker.
Inscription. Lee and Gordon's Mill was built by James Gordon shortly after he came to this region from Gwinnett County in 1836. He rebuilt the grist mill in 1857, adding a saw mill and the first general store in this section.

At the outbreak of the War Between the States the mill was being operated by James Morgan Lee, who had married Gordon's daughter, Elizabeth Mahala. Union forces seized the mill in 1863, taking Lee prisoner and forcing him to operate the mill to supply Union troops. Later the mill served as headquarters for Bragg's Confederate troops from September 7 to 10, 1863, then for Crittenden's Corps of the Union Army from September 10 to 20. Both armies extended along Chickamauga Creek, the Confederates on the east bank and the Federals on the west bank, with this mill at the center. There was almost constant skirmishing around it.

In 1867 the mill burned but was rebuilt by James Lee, Gordon having retired shortly before his death in 1863. Lee died in 1889 but the mill continued to operate, being idle only a few years before its purchase in 1929 by the Wallace Brothers, of Pond Spring.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Lee and Gordon's Mill image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
2. Lee and Gordon's Mill

 
Location. 34° 52.987′ N, 85° 16.062′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Red Belt Road 0.1 miles east of Lee and Gordon Mill Circle, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Red Belt Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Start of the Atlanta Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joe Wheeler's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden's corps at Lee and Gordon's Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Also see . . .  The Restored Lee and Gordon's Mill. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. AgricultureAntebellum South, USSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Lee and Gordon's Mill Race and Gate image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
3. Lee and Gordon's Mill Race and Gate
Lee and Gordon's Mill Dam image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
4. Lee and Gordon's Mill Dam
Lee and Gordon's Mill Store image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
5. Lee and Gordon's Mill Store
The general store has ceiling fans that are operated by a series of belts connected to a central overhead shaft.
Lee and Gordon's Mill image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
6. Lee and Gordon's Mill
The mill has a wealth of displays and equipment. Notice more shafts and belts on the ceiling.
Lee and Gordon's Mill Upper Level image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
7. Lee and Gordon's Mill Upper Level
This is the top story. The large wooden boxed room to the right is the corn crib. These large belts supply power throughout the mill.
Lee and Gordon's Mill Store Entrance image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
8. Lee and Gordon's Mill Store Entrance
Update Photo - Lee and Gordon's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
9. Update Photo - Lee and Gordon's Mill
Update Photo - Lee and Gordon's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
10. Update Photo - Lee and Gordon's Mill
Update Photo - Lee and Gordon's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
11. Update Photo - Lee and Gordon's Mill
Lee and Gordon's Mills, Chickamauga Battlefield, Tenn image. Click for full size.
War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer., 1863
12. Lee and Gordon's Mills, Chickamauga Battlefield, Tenn
National Archives 111-B-4791
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,699 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   9, 10, 11. submitted on August 13, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   12. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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