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Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove - Confederate Plan of Attack, September 9 – 10, 1863
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N 34° 45.151 W 085° 21.258
16S E 650630 N 3846832
Quick Description: The Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove markers are located on a short gravel road, on Hog Jowl Rd (GA 93), west of LaFayette, GA. There is a sign on Hog Jowl Rd (GA 93) pointing to the Civil War site.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 11:34:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMAHB2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove - Confederate Plan of Attack, September 9 – 10, 1863

McLemore Cove is a sheltered valley located between the long finger of Lookout Mountain and the thumb-like spur of Pigeon Mountain. On September 9, the advance elements of the Federal 14th Corps, under the command of Major General James S. Negley, moved through the Cove toward Dug Gap in Pigeon Mountain directly in front of you. As they moved deeper into the Cove, Negley's forces risked being cut off from the rest of the 14th Corps, still on the western side of Lookout Mountain.

Confederate General Braxton Bragg acted quickly. He assigned Lieutenant General Daniel H. Hill and Major General Thomas C. Hindman to assault Negley's isolated force. Bragg ordered Hill to attack westward from Dug Gap while Hindman attacked south from his position at Lee and Gordon's Mill along the Chickamauga Creek. Bragg intended to corner Negley's division in the natural cul-de-sac of McLemore Cove and destroy it. Since Hill and Hindman's forces outnumbered Negley's by three to one, Confederate prospects for success seemed excellent.

[This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.] [The authors are the Civil War Preservation Trust.]

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: None

Date: Unknown

Sponsor: Civil War Preservation Trust

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