Rout of the Union Right

Rout of the Union Right (HM1744)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 54.94', W 85° 15.964'

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Panic-stricken Union soldiers ran from the battlefield

At 11:10 a.m. on September 20, Confederate forces under General James Longstreet broke through the right side of the Union line about ? mile behind you at the Brotherton Cabin. Union soldiers behind the shattered line broke ranks and ran, as General Bushrod Johnson Confederates burst out of the woods behind you.

On the hill in front of you stood the headquarters of Major General William S. Rosecrans, the Union commander. A pyramid of cannonballs marks the spot today. Realizing that disaster had struck, Rosecrans told his staff to save themselves, then fled with several of his top officers. It was one of the most disastrous routs of the war.

The highest ranking Union officer left on the field was Major General George S. Thomas. The task fell to him to save the Union Army from annihilation.
HM NumberHM1744
Placed ByChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658394 N 3865062
Decimal Degrees34.91566667, -85.26606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.94', W 85° 15.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 56.40" N, 85° 15' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 516 Glen-Kelly Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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