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

Cavalry Corps.

Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell.

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Cavalry Corps. Marker
Inscription.
Cavalry Corps.
Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell.

September 17th to September 22, 1863.
1st Division - Colonel Edward M. McCook.
2d Division - Brigadier General George Crook.

The Cavalry Corps arrived in McLemore's Cove from the rear of LaFayette and the vicinity of Summerville and Alpine via Lookout Mountain and Dougherty's Gap, September 17th, McCook's Division in advance. The Corps was actively engaged throughout the battle in defending the fords on the upper Chickamauga against Wheeler's Cavalry and protecting the right of the Army. It occupied Crawfish Springs the evening of the 19th, and successfully held the enemy's cavalry back until 5 p.m. of September 20th when Mitchell began to fall back through Chattanooga Valley, having been joined here by Post's Brigade of Davis' Division from Stevens' Gap at noon, taking off all trains and all wounded from the hospital here who could be moved. During the 21st the corps was in line of battle all day across Chattanooga Valley, north of McCullough's Mill and south of Rossville, frequently skirmishing with the enemy's cavalry.
On the morning of the 22d, it was withdrawn to Chattanooga, a portion of McCook's Division covering the rear and successfully resisting several sharp attacks.
 
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Cavalry Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Cavalry Corps. Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Cove Road.
Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 34° 52.176′ N, 85° 17.621′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Cove Road (Georgia Route 341) and Euclid Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Cove Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is a blue tablet that is situated on the southeast corner of the intersection, in front of the Chickamauga Public Library. 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. Wheeler's Cavalry Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Real Rock of Chickamauga (about 400 feet away); 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial (about 400 feet away); American Indian Occupation of the Area (about 400 feet away); Hospitals, Right Wing, Union Army. (about 400 feet away); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland (about 500 feet away); Crawfish Spring (about 500 feet away); North and South Reunited (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cavalry Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Cavalry Corps. Marker
View of the historical monument looking south along Cove Road.
Cavalry Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. Cavalry Corps. Marker
View of the historical monument looking east along Euclid Avenue.
Cavalry Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. Cavalry Corps. Marker
View of the historical marker, situated in front of the Chickamauga Public Library, looking from across the street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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