Route of the Union Right Panic stricken union soldiers ran from the battlefield
At 11:10 AM on September 20, Confederate forces under Gen. James long streak broke through the right side the Union
line about 1/4 mile behind you at the Brotherton In. Union soldiers behind the shattered line broke ranks and ran, is general Bushrod Johnson´s Calvary 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 pair mid-of cannonballs marks the spot today. Their lives and 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 rounds of the war.
The highest rank in union officer left on the field was Maj. Gen. George S. Thomas. The task fell to him to save the Union Army from annihilation.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 54.9394 W 85° 15.9668.
Parking is available on Glenn-Kelly Road
N 34° 54.944 W 85° 15.9494
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This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 12, 2014. This page has been viewed 137 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then.
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