Famous poet William Lytle commanded a Union brigade at Chickamauga. He was killed at what is now known as "Lytle Hill"
Just north of here, along the Glenn Kelly road, Confederate General John B. Hood was critically wounded. His absence led to confusion and uncoordinated Confederate attacks.
Having just recovered from a serious army injury at Gettysburg, John B. Hood lost his leg at Chickamauga. He spent the rest of the war moving with crutches and had to be strapped to his hourse.
Mark Thrash was reportedly over 120 years old when he died in the 1940s. A former slave, he lived on the battlefield just north of this location, and worked for the national military park.