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Built in 1848 by it's namesake, the Clisby Austin house is a prime example of the antebellum style of architecture. It has experienced several interesting events since its construction, primarily during the Civil War.
The house served as a hospital during the battle of Chickamauga. It was here that Confederate General John Bell Hood was sent to recuperate after the amputation of his leg. The house also served as headquarters to General T. William Sherman during the Battle of Dalton and it has been said that Sherman planned part of the Atlanta Campaign here.
The Austin family cemetery is located on a hill across from the house. Rebecca Austin, Clisby's mother, has the only remaining headstone. It is believed that as many as 17 family members are buried there.
The original springhouse is just a stone's throw from the house adds to the character of this antebellum heritage site.
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The Clisby Austin House