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African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House image, Touch for more information
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — MT-1084 — Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
Gen. Braxton Bragg Comd'g. in this city Sept. 10th to 17th 1863. — Map (db m13176) HM
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — Chattooga Academy1836
National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m14380) HM
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — #1 — Chattooga AcademyChickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-1 — Fort Cumming
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-11 — General LaFayette
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-2 — John B. Gordon Hall
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — Marsh-Warthen Housec. 1836
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-10 — McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-7 — Ship's Gap
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-13 — The Army of Tennessee
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-16 — The Battle of LaFayette
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — #2 — The Marsh HouseChickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — To Our Confederate Soldiers
Front Side: 1861-1865 Erected 1909. By the Chickamauga Chapter of The United Daughters of the Confederacy, to the Confederate Soldiers, of Walker County. —— "It is a duty we owe to . . . — Map (db m82775) WM
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-9 — Villanow
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-3 — Walker County
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
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-8 — West Armuchee Valley
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

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