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

Brannan's Division

Thomas’ Corps.

 

—Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. Brannan's Division Marker
Inscription.
Brannan's Division - Thomas's Corps.
Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan.

Sept. 19, 1863, 5:30 P.M.

1st Brigade, - Col. John M. Connell.
2nd Brigade, - Col. John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade, - Col. Ferdinand VanDerveer.

The division marched from the glade east of McDonalds about 5 P.M. to the Dyer field, west of this, and assisted Negley's division which approached from the south, in restoring the Union line, which had been broken by Stewart's division at the Poe and Brotherton fields. Stewart fell back and Brannan's division bivouacked on the slope west of the Dyer house.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 496.)
 
Location. 34° 55.295′ N, 85° 15.866′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the east side of the Glenn-Kelly Road. 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.
Brannan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Brannan's Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the Glenn - Kelly Road, with a view of Snodgrass Hill off in the far distant left background of the picture.
Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); Croxton's Brigade. (about 500 feet away); 20th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); 17th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away). 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 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
 
Brannan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Brannan's Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the Glenn - Kelly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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