Monument

War Comes to the Brothertons

Battle of Chickamauga



War Comes to the Brothertons, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:54:40
1. War Comes to the Brothertons
 

Inscription:
War Comes to the Brothertons


At the time of the Battle of Chickamauga, George and Mary Brotherton and their children lived in a log house here. In the surrounding fields they grazed cattle and grew corn and hay. To escape the battle, some of the Brothertons and other local families took refuge in a ravine about a mile from here. There they endured hunger and cold, and prayed for their boys serving in the Confederate army.

Tom Brotherton, one of the sons, played a key role in the battle. Because Tom “knew every pig trail through these woods,” General Longstreet, commander of the Confederate left wing, employed him as a scout. Tom served with pride, telling his brother Jim, “It’s a sorry lad that won’t fight for his own home.” Jim Brotherton also fought for the South.

After the battle, Adaline Brotherton, the youngest daughter, returned to the cabin in search of food. Finding four of their cows who had miraculously survived the battle, she prepared milk for the refugee families. However, the hundreds of wounded Union and Confederate soldiers she saw here aroused her sympathy, and she gave the milk to them.




Brothertons' House, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:54:50
2. Brothertons' House
 


Classification
Allegiance: Not applicable
Type: Other
Level: Overview
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.0657  W 85° 15.647. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road near  N 34° 55.0747  W 85° 15.6433 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Brotherton House (MT-423H) (here, next to this marker) ; Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-445) (Is only 71 feet away) ; Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-429) (Is only 79 feet away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-441) (Is only 86 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (Is only 86 feet away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (Is only 99 feet away) ; Mc Nair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1194) (about 390 feet away) ; Negley’s Division Tablet (MT-511) (about 498 feet away) ; Wood’s Division Tablet (MT-536) (about 502 feet away) ; 100th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-718) (about 510 feet away) ; Buell’s Brigade Plaque (MT-560) (about 516 feet away) ; 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque (MT-935) (about 520 feet away) ; Bate's Brigade Tablet (MT-1129) (about 543 feet away) ; Robertson’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1209) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-841) (approx. 0.1 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






War Comes to the Brothertons, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:52:44
3. War Comes to the Brothertons
 
War Comes to the Brothertons, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:54:46
4. War Comes to the Brothertons
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 25, 2017. This page has been viewed 37 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 29, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 25, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 07/25/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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