Historic Markers Across Georgia



Ringgold Gap November 27, 1863



Marker ID: GHM 023-16
Location: US 41 at the Ringgold Pavillion on US 41
County: Catoosa
Coordinates: N 34° 54.583    W 085° 06.178
  34.909716    -85.10296
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMZN5
Ringgold Gap November 27, 1863 Marker  



Text:

After the battle of Missionary Ridge, Bragg´s Confederate Army retreated through the gap in disorder towards Dalton, GA. Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne was ordered to take position in the gap, hold back the Federals and save the trains and artillery from capture.

Exercising his only independent command, Cleburne utilized the terrain and his well-trained troops, to hold up Federals pursuit for five precious hours. The trains and artillery were saved. By Joint Resolution, the Confederate Congress thanked Cleburne for his achievement.

GHM 023-16 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1996



 

 

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