Chickamauga: Jay’s Mill


The battle of Chickamauga continued on the morning of September 19 when it ignited near Jay’s Mill. Starting as a small engagement by troops skirmishing over water, the fight steadily grew, spreading to the southwest as both sides rushed troops into the melee.

Vaunted Confederate cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest plunged his troopers into the woods west of Jay’s Mill, where they were stunned by a staggering volley from Col. John Croxton’s infantry. A string of monuments today mark the Georgians’ positions.


Text adapted from material in Lee White’s Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamaugapart of the Emerging Civil War Series.

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