Photo Record

Object Name Transparency, Slide
Catalog Number 2012.025.047
Description This slide is labeled "Brotherton Cabin Chickamauga Park Rossville Ga." The description is handwritten in black ink on top of the printed date, November 1967. In the lower right hand side of the photograph, a small sign with the image of a hand pointing toward the structure reads, "Brotherton House". THe photographer is unknown.
This cabin is stop # 4 in the self guided tour for the Chickamauga Military Park. George and Mary Brotherton and their lived in this small home during the time leading up to the battles from September 18 through September 20 1863. The family grew corn and kept a few cows and pigs on the land surrounding the home. According to historians, the families youngest son Tom who had left to enlist in the confederate army knew all the small trails around the area and was employed by General James Longstreet, Commander of the Confederate Left Wing. Therefore Tom was instrumental in helping scope out the best areas for an attack. During the fighting the Brothertons like other families in the area sought refuge in ravine about a mile from their home. Adeline Brotherton, one of the families' daughters returned to the home after the fighting to find that four of their cows had survived the battle and brought milk to the injured Union soldiers and to the other refugee families.
Date 1967
Print size 2.00" x 2.00"
Accession number 2012.025