Forrest's Cavalry Corps Historical

Forrest's Cavalry Corps Historical (HM1VAL)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 55.689', W 85° 13.802'

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Army of Tennessee

—Brigadier General Nathan B. Forrest —

Forrest's Cavalry Corps.
Brigadier General Nathan B. Forrest.
September 19, 1863.
Armstrong's Division - Brigadier General Frank C. Armstrong.
Pegram's Division - Brigadier General John Pegram.

On the afternoon of September 18, General Forrest with a small detachment of his command crossed the Chickamauga above Reed's Bridge, and, having been joined by Davidson's Brigade of Pegram's Division, bivouacked near Alexander's Bridge. Early on the 19th General Forrest was ordered to proceed toward Reed's Bridge and develop the enemy. At 7:30 he struck the infantry of Brannan's Division of Thomas' Corps near Jay's Mill and was repulsed. Forrest's force fought dismounted. Forrest was re-enforced from near Alexander's house soon after 9 o'clock by Wilson's Brigade and soon after 10 o'clock by Ector's Brigade both belonging to Walker's Infantry Reserve Corps and all Confederate forces were steadily driven back towards Jay's Mill until 11 a.m. About this hour Dibrell's Cavalry Brigade of Armstrong's division reached Forrest. At that hour also Walthall's and Govan's Brigades of Liddell's Division struck struck Baird's right and drove it back for some distance in confusion. Liddell's Division was in turn taken in flank and Forrest's and Walker's troops were then pushed back toward Jay's Mill, in the
vicinity of which they remained for the rest of the afternoon. At this juncture General Armstrong arrived with Colonel Wheeler's Brigade and took command of his Division.
Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661662 N 3866505
Decimal Degrees34.92815000, -85.23003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.689', W 85° 13.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 41.34" N, 85° 13' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jays Mill Rd, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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