26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial

26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial (HM20G9)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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N 34° 52.239', W 85° 17.604'

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Text on the Front Side:

Dedicated to the honor and valor of the men of 1st Company H,
26th Tennessee Confederate Infantry Regiment July 8, 1861, reorganized as 2nd Company I, 1st Georgia Confederate
Infantry Regiment, November 8, 1862. Served in this Regiment
until the end of the war.

Erected in the year of Our Lord 2016, by the Private John
Ingraham Camp #1977, Sons of Confederate Veterans,
Chickamauga, Georgia.

Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1896

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Text on the Left Side:

Citizen Soldiers who gathered on these grounds to prepare themselves to defend the State of Georgia, their homes and
families in a war they did not ask for.

Gordon, James Clark - Captain
Gordon, William - 1st Lieutenant
Hendrix, Blackstone - 2nd Lieutenant
Henderson, Jerome B - Orderly Sergeant
Abercrombie, A. - Private
Acre, Franklin - Private
Ansley, F.J. - 3rd Corporal
Armour, Joseph T. - Private
Autrey, Raford E. - Private
Barnes, Joel - Private
Bentley, H.H. - Private
Bonds, John F. - Private
Brewer, John - Private
Brock, John - Private
J.L. - Private
Brotherton, Thomas - Private
Bruce, William M. - Private
Burke, John F. - Private
Carson, James W. - Private
Childress, Peyton F. - Private
Countryman, J.A. - Private
Daniel, David - Private
Davis, J.W. - Private
Duncan, C.H. - Private
Filby, R.R. - Private
Fletcher, Joseph H.- Drummer
Fricks, William Harrison H, - Private
Gamblin, J.S. - Private
Garrett, Benjamin M. - 1st Sergeant
Garrett, Rapley - Private
Glass, T.N. - Private
Glass, William J. - Private
Glover, Richard - Private
Gordon, Cicero N. - Private
Grant, Wiley - Private
Hall, J.C. - 3rd Sergeant
Hall, J.T. - Private
Hamilton, John M. - 2nd Corporal
Hamilton, Richard M. - Private
Hann, James C. - Private
Harris, Gilford Parkes - 4th Corporal
Hart, William - Private
Hawkins, J.E. - Private
Hawkins, J.M. - Private
Hixon, James - Private
Hixon, Samuel - Private
Hixon, William - 4th Sergeant
Jackson, A.G. - 2nd Sergeant
James, William - Private
Jones, G.W. - Private
Kelly, G.W. - Private
Kilgore, Robert D. - 5th Sergeant
Lenoir, H.A. - Corporal
Mathis, William B. - 1st Corporal
McDonald, William C. - Private
Miller, John L. - Private
Mullis, Wiley - Private
Myers, L.W. - Private
Owens, George
View of the left side of the monument.W. Jr. 2nd Lieutenant
Owens, W.L. - Private
Price, Samuel V. - Private
Puryear, William M. - Private
Richardson, J. - Private
Shaddock, Elisha - Private
Snodgrass, Charles L. - Private
Watkins, Peter - Private
Welborn, A.J. - Private
Wall, Wiley W. - Private
Weathers, John H. - Private
Woods, N.R. - Private

Text on the Back Side:

Gordon Plantation, Crawfish Springs, Georgia

April 1861, James Clark Gordon, William Gordon, Blackstone
Hendrix, and Jerome Henderson organized and trained a
company of State Militia on these grounds to defend the State
of Georgia, as ordered by Georgia Governor Joe Brown. In an
effort to defend the South, the company traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, and was mustered into 1st 1st Company H, 26th
Tennessee Confederate Infantry Regiment on July 8, 1861,
captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee February 16, 1862 and
sent to Camp Douglas Federal Prison Camp in Illinois. Upon
being exchanged were mustered into 2nd Company I, 1st
Georgia Confederate Infantry Regiment on November 8, 1862.
Regiment surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on
April 26, 1865, led by then Lieutenant Colonel James Clark Gordon.

The memory of Orderly Sergeant Jerome Bonaparte Henderson
Close-up view of the text on the left side of the monument.died on March 4, 1862 at Camp Douglas and is buried
in Confederate Mound at Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
along with 6,000 other fellow Confederate Soldiers.

Text on the Right Side:

Regimental History

26th Tennessee Infantry Regiment:
Guarding Defenses, Russellville, Kentucky
Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee
Prisoners of War, Camp Douglas, Illinois & Camp Morton, Indiana
Paroled September 1862 Vicksburg, Mississippi - Exchanged November 1, 1862, Aikens Landing, Virginia

1st Georgia Infantry Regiment:
Guarding Defenses at Mobile Bay, Alabama - Fort Gaines

Tullahoma Campaign, Tennessee:
Chattanooga Campaign, Tennessee:
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Missionary Ridge

Atlanta Campaign, Georgia:
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Adairsville
Battle of Dallas
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro

Hood's Tennessee Campaign:
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

Carolina Campaign:
Battle of Wyse Fork, North Carolina
Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina
Surrendered on April 26, 1865, Greensboro, North Carolina
Paroled on May 1, 1865
HM NumberHM20G9
Year Placed2016
Placed ByPrivate John Ingraham Camp #1977, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chickamauga, Georgia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 655982 N 3860027
Decimal Degrees34.87065000, -85.29340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.239', W 85° 17.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 14.3400" N, 85° 17' 36.2400" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 223-259 GA-341, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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