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

Wood's Division

Crittenden's Corps

 

—Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Wood's Division Marker
Inscription.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps
Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood.
Sept. 20th, 1863, 9:30 A.M.

1st Brigade - Colonel George P. Buell.
2d Brigade - Brigadier General George D. Wagner.
3d Brigade - Colonel Charles G. Harker.

General Wood, with Buell's and Harker's Brigades - Wagner's being at Chattanooga - arrived at Viniard's at 3:30 p.m. Harker charged up the LaFayette road beyond Davis' left, and sent two of his regiments, the 64th and the 125th Ohio, into action in the woods east of the road, while he proceeded farther north with his other two regiments, the 65th Ohio and 3d Kentucky, and fell upon the rear of Fulton's Brigade of Bushrod Johnson's Division, which had crossed to the west side of the LaFayette Road south of Brotherton's and was engaging Van Cleve, and forced it back east of the road. Buell's Brigade was first formed behind Heg's Brigade of Davis' men at this point, and was carried away with them, but later, with Bradley's Brigade of Sheridan's Division on its right east of the road, and, after having been twice forced back, with the assistance of Wilder's Brigade and a number of batteries west of the road, the enemy was driven into the woods east of Viniard's at sunset. Harken rejoined the Division near this place at dark.
 
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Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Wood's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the LaFayette Road.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-535.)
 
Location. 34° 54.263′ N, 85° 15.678′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated in the area near the log school 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. 15th Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Heg's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Wood's Division Marker
View, looking east, of the tablet situated in a clearing, a short distance from the edge of the woods.
the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument'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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Wood's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the LaFayette Road.
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. Wood's Division Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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