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.
This monument is Not
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 54.9337 W 85° 15.9628.
Parking is available on Glen-Kelly Road
N 34° 54.9405 W 85° 15.9543
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This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 29, 2017. This page has been viewed 55 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then.
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