War Comes to the Brothertons

War Comes to the Brothertons (HMG2D)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 55.04', W 85° 15.684'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 176 views
Inscription

The great battle raged around this family farm

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.

Details
HM NumberHMG2D
Tags
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658817 N 3865255
Decimal Degrees34.91733333, -85.26140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.04', W 85° 15.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 2.40" N, 85° 15' 41.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 161-199 Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?