John B. Gordon Hall

John B. Gordon Hall

John B. Gordon HallYear Erected: 1953

Marker Text: This old academy, built in 1836, was in the line of fire during the Battle of LaFayette in the War Between the States. General Braxton Bragg [CSA] who had his headquarters in LaFayette, planned the Battle of Chickamauga under an old oak tree that stood in front of this building and was known as “Bragg’s Oak.” The tree was destroyed by lightning a few years ago. The LaFayette Chapters of the D.A.R. and U.D.C. purchased this historic building to preserve it. It was renamed John B. Gordon Hall for Gen. Gordon [CSA] former pupil in the academy.

Tips for Finding This Site: In Front of John B Gordon Hall, downtown Lafayette.