Monument

Rout of the Union Right

Battle of Chickamauga



Rout of the Union Right, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:38:36
1. Rout of the Union Right
 

Inscription:
Rout of the Union Right

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 ¼ mile behind you at the Brotherton Cabin. Union soldiers behind the shattered line broke ranks and ran, as General Bushrod Johnson´s 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.




Rout of the Union Right, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:38:44
2. Rout of the Union Right
 


Classification
Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Other
Level: Overview
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.9337  W 85° 15.9628. Map it

Parking is available on Glen-Kelly Road near  N 34° 54.9405  W 85° 15.9543 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign (Is only 40 feet away) ; Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Tablet (MT-449) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer House (MT-423T) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-450) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Buell’s Brigade Plaque (MT-560) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 100th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-718) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Wood’s Division Tablet (MT-536) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Negley’s Division Tablet (MT-511) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque (MT-935) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Plaque (MT-1344) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Point where Lytle Fell (MT-617A) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-841) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






Dyer Field, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:38:07
3. Dyer Field
View to the east of Dyer's Field. 
Rout of the Union Right, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:38:33
4. Rout of the Union Right
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 29, 2017. This page has been viewed 15 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 29, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 07/29/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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