The original Cloud Spring has been covered up, but water from the spring flows from a concrete pipe into the basin above shown in the parking lot of Joy Carpets. at LaFayette Road and White Street in Fort Oglethorpe. A marker is planned to commemorate the Union Army field hospital set up near Cloud Spring during the Battle of Chickamauga.
Photo by Tim Omarzu .
published Friday, April 27th, 2012
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Before the Battle of Chickamauga began, Union forces set up a field hospital at what was described as a "beautiful spring" on Col. A.C. Cloud's property near what is now Old LaFayette Road.