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Historical Markers and War Memorials in LaFayette
LaFayette, Georgia and Vicinity
▶ Walker County (358) ▶ Catoosa County (802) ▶ Chattooga County (7) ▶ Dade County (4) ▶ Floyd County (23) ▶ Gordon County (44) ▶ Whitfield County (70) ▶ DeKalb County, Alabama (24) ▶ Hamilton County, Tennessee (534)
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|The Marsh-Warthen-Clements House was hand built by enslaved African Americans in an African cultural style known as the "Shot Gun." Slaves traveled with Marsh from North Carolina and Covington, Georgia to LaFayette. African Americans served in the . . . — — Map (db m13169) HM|
Gen. Braxton Bragg
Comd'g. in this city
Sept. 10th to 17th 1863. — — Map (db m13176) HM|
|Pigeon Mountain is a rugged spur of Lookout Mountain, extending in a northeasterly direction into Walker County. The space between it and Lookout Mountain is McLemore’s Cove. During the war, wagon roads passed from east to west through the mountains . . . — — Map (db m11985) HM|
|National Register of Historic Places — — Map (db m14380) HM|
|Chattooga Academy served as Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's headquarters from September 10-17, 1863. Bragg reportedly prepared for the Battle of Chickamauga under a large oak tree in front of the building; the tree, later known as Bragg's Oak, was . . . — — Map (db m82762) HM|
|Named for John Brown
Gordon, a Confederate
general, Georgia governor
and U.S. Senator, this
school stands, as a silent
monument to the citizens
whose legacies made
La Fayette a historically rich
named “Chattooga . . . — — Map (db m142951) HM|
|Here stood a Cherokee Indian stockade with blockhouse on hill, built by U.S. Government in 1836.
Capt. Samuel Fariss and a company of Georgia volunteers guarded Cherokee Indians here before their removal to the west.
This fort was . . . — — Map (db m12907) HM|
|Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834) was born in the Castle of Chavagnac, in Auvergne, France. He entered the French Army early in life and in 1777 came to America and volunteered for service in the Revolutionary . . . — — Map (db m13898) HM|
|This old academy, built in 1836, was in the line of fire during the Battle of Lafayette in the War Between the States. General Braxton Bragg (CS) who had his headquarters in LaFayette, planned the Battle of Chickamauga under an old oak tree that . . . — — Map (db m13175) HM|
|Citizens of the village of Chattooga organized Ebenezer Church on August 12, 1836. Charter members included: John McWhorter, Johnathan Fielding, William Henry, Sara Henry, Filis (slave of the Henry's), Andrew L. Barry, Margaret I. Barry, James . . . — — Map (db m142816) HM|
|The Marsh-Warthen House, circa 1836, was built by Spencer Stewart Marsh, a prominent and influential merchant and statesman who donated land for John
B. Gordon Hall. Marsh, with two other businessmen, founded Trion Factory, a major cotton mill. In . . . — — Map (db m13173) HM|
|A narrow, 3 mi. passage between two ridges, beginning 1 mi. S. of this marker & ending at the fork of Sugar valley & Resaca roads.
May 8, 1864. While Geary’s Div. (20th A.C. [US]) stormed Rocky Face Ridge at Dug Gap, 5 mi N.E., McPherson’s . . . — — Map (db m57592) HM|
|May 7, 1864. Col. J.W. Sprague's (2nd) brigade, Veatch's (4th) Div., 16th A.C., having camped with the corps on the little Chickamauga (near Catlett 4 mi. N.), pushed forward in a surprise move and seized this gap in Taylor's Ridge at 9p.m. This . . . — — Map (db m13897) HM|
|Late in August, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland (US), Maj. Gen. Wm. B. Rosecrans, USA, crossed the Tennessee River near Bridgeport and threatened Chattanooga. On Sept. 7th, learning that Rosecrans was moving toward his rear in the direction of Rome . . . — — Map (db m13171) HM|
|On June 18, 1864, during Gen. Sherman's campaign for Atlanta, Col. Louis D. Watkins, commanding the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (US), occupied LaFayette with about 450 men of the 4th, 6th and 7th Kentucky cavalry regiments (US) "to endeavor to . . . — — Map (db m13177) HM|
|The Marsh House was built by Spencer Stewart Marsh about 1836. Mr. Marsh was born in Chatham County, North Carolina, on November 25, 1799, and was the son of William Marsh, a soldier in the American Revolution for whom the local William Marsh . . . — — Map (db m82761) HM|
Chickamauga Chapter of
The United Daughters
of the Confederacy,
of Walker County.
"It is a duty we owe
to . . . — — Map (db m82775) WM|
|Ante-bellum cross-roads settlement; name taken from Jane Porter's novel: 'Thaddeus of Warsaw.' May 7, 1864, Kilpatrick's Cav., having crossed Taylor's Ridge at Nickajack Gap, moved to Gordon's Springs where it was joined by Ireland's brigade . . . — — Map (db m13911) HM|
|Created December 18, 1833, and named for Major Freeman Walker of Augusta, prominent attorney and United States Senator. Here the fierce Chickamaugas preyed upon pioneers, and were in turn defeated and driven away; here Federals and Confederates . . . — — Map (db m13168) HM|
|Southward for several miles is the pleasant little valley of W. Armuchee Creek; Dick Ridge on the E.; Taylor's Ridge on the W. Situated 3 mi. S. are Old Shiloh Ch. & the Wm. Little res. - where Maj. Gen. John B. Hood was taken from the field of . . . — — Map (db m13908) HM|