Near Chickamauga in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Glass's Mill Battle Site
Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
"At daylight of the 18th," Confederate division commander Major-General John C. Breckinridge, in D. H. Hill's Corps, wrote, "my command moved from Catlett's Gap and that neighborhood in the Pigeon Mountain, and the same afternoon took position on the east bank of the Chickamauga, near Glass's Mill."
On the west side of the creek, at 2:00 A.M. on September 19th General Beatty's Brigade relieved Colonel Grose. At daylight the skirmishers of Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division advanced from Glass's Mill and engaged the skirmishers of Beatty's Brigade midway between the lines. Soon after five pieces of Cobb's and next four pieces of Slocomb's Battery of that brigade, supported by his infantry, took position on the west side of the creek near the mill. The batteries opened fire and were responded to by Bridges' Battery this line, soon reinforced by three pieces from Battery M, 1st Ohio, of Stanley's Brigade of Negley's Division.
There was some brief activity near Glass's Mill on the following day, September 20. General George Crook, with the Cavalry Corps, reported that: "At this point [Crawfish Spring] I found General Mitchell, who ordered me to take post at once in front of the fords of the Chickamauga and to hold that point at all hazards. The only point I could occupy was a thick, rocky woods with heavy underbrush. The enemy were already across the river occupying a very strong position. About 11 o'clock I was attacked by Hindman's Division of infantry, a battalion of sharpshooters, and a large body of cavalry. They drove us back steadily, contesting every inch of ground, about 200 yards, where we held our ground. At this time I received an order from General Mitchell to fall back to the hospital, 1 miles distant."
Glass's Mill continued to function for many years. When Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was created in 1890, the veterans identified the road from Crawfish Spring to Glass's Mill as one of the important approaches to the battlefield. The Park
Erected by Bank of Chickamauga.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 34° 51.234′ N, 85° 16.455′ W. Marker is near Chickamauga, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Glass Mill Road north of Bethel Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located south of the community of Chickamauga, on a rural country road, a short distance northwest of the roadway bridge over West Chickamauga Creek, adjacent to another marker that also features the Glass's Mill Battle Site. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Glass's Mill Battle Site (here, next to this marker); Helm's Brigade (a few steps from this marker but has Negley's Division (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); J. Beatty's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Henderson Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Crittenden Avenue (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hood Avenue (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boynton Avenue (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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