Brig. Gen. St. John Liddell’s Brigade of Arkansaians defended against the enemy's advance, elements of Brig. Gen. Alexander McCook's corps. While the Rebels put up a furious defense in pouring rain, Gen. Patrick Cleburne was compelled to order his outnumbered and outflanked Confederates to withdraw out of the pass, across the Wartrace Creek to the next line of hills about a mile in his rear. There they took up a defense on the ridges where they held their ground against the Federals.
Hills marking the entrance to Liberty Gap, now State Route 269
|The fields of Liddell's counterattack|
|Marker at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, TN|
to Commemorate the fallen from Cleburne's Division