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

Johnson's Division

McCook's Corps

 

—Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson —

 
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Johnson's Division Marker
Inscription.
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson

September 20th, 1863, until 6 p.m.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General August Willich.
2d Brigade - Colonel Joseph B. Dodge.
3d Brigade - Colonel Philemon P. Baldwin.
3d Brigade - Colonel William W. Berry

Soon after Johnson's line with Baldwin on the left, Willich on the right, and Dodge moving from the rear to the right of Willich, had been attacked by Cheatham's Division advancing from the south, Palmer's Division of Crittenden's Corps appeared on Johnson's right. This enabled the latter to force Cheatham's first line considerably to the rear, capturing two guns. This advanced position was held by Johnson, without support on either flank, until 5 P.M. At that hour Starkweather and Scribner of Baird's Division were brought forward and placed to the rear of his left. At dusk Johnson and Baird while in the act of of withdrawing to take up position for the night at the Kelly Field, were furiously attacked by Cleburne and Cheatham combined. Cleburne's Division had crossed the Chickamauga at 4:30 P.M. at Thedford's Ford and moved in rear of Cheatham near Alexander's House and formed behind Walker's Corps at Jay's Mills. Passing over Walker's troops at 6 P.M., and
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the backside of the tablet (left foreground) looking northwest along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
advancing on the right of and in conjunction with part of Cheatham's Division, a severe contest followed with Baird and Johnson, lasting until after dark, these latter divisions gradually falling back out of fire, and bivouacking near the east line of the Kelly Field.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-506.)
 
Location. 34° 55.353′ N, 85° 14.593′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The marker is located within shouting distance, east, of the nearby intersection. 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. Huggins' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Huggin's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking south along a park trail going off into the woods.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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
 
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking southeast along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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