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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wood's Division

Crittenden's Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Wood's Division Marker
Inscription.
Wood's Division, - Crittenden's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon.
1st Brigade, - Col. George P. Buell.
3rd Brigade, - Col. Charles G. Harker.

After the penetration of the Union line west of Brotherton's soon after 11 A.M. by Longstreet's central column of attack, Harker's brigade which had passed north of the point pierced, moved promptly into the Dyer field facing south, attacked the head of Longstreet's column with great vigor, which gave Brannan time to rally his command on Snodgrass Hill where Harker soon joined him, occupying this position on the left of Brannan, and held this line until night. Colonel Buell rallied the 58th Indiana of his brigade on Snodgrass Hill, where General Wood in person established his headquarters and co-operated with General Brannan in the defense of the position. The losses of the division (two brigades Wagner's brigade garrisoning Chattanooga) for the two days was: killed 132; wounded 744; missing 194; total 1,070.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 537.)
 
Location. 34° 55.771′ N, 85° 16.065′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Wood's Division Marker
View of the historical marker, looking southwest, with a distant view of the Snodgrass House just in front of the tree line.
, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sirwell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Wood's Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking east.
and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Wood's Division Marker
View of the historic marker, looking northeast, with a view of additional Union monuments and historical tablets in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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