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

Twentieth Army Corps

Major General Alexander McD. McCook

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Twentieth Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
Twentieth Army Corps.
Major General Alexander McD. McCook.
1st Division -- Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis
2d Division -- Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson.
3d Division -- Major General Phillip H. Sheridan.

September 19th, 1863.

McCook's Corps marched at daylight, September 19th, from Pond Spring, Johnson's Division leading, followed by Davis' and Sheridan's Divisions, and halted at Crawfish Springs, at 10:15 a.m. Johnson's Division moved via Widow Glenn's to General Thomas' support, arriving on the right of Baird's Division, about noon. Johnson secured and held throughout the afternoon an advanced position towards Alexander's house, and, supported by two brigades of Baird's Division, sustained a fierce night attack from Cleburne's Division. This portion of the Union line, falling back out of fire, bivouacked in the woods on the eastern edge of the Kelly field. Davis' Division, which followed Johnson's to the vicinity of Widow Glenn's, moved eastward from this point to locate the enemy's left flank east of the LaFayette road, and at 2 p.m. became heavily engaged east of Viniard's house, the battle there continuing fiercely till dark. After 2 p.m. Sheridan was ordered to replace Wood's Division at Lee and Gordon's Mill, but upon reaching that point was almost
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Twentieth Army Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Lafayette Road.
immediately ordered to leave on brigade at the mill and with the other two brigades go to the assistance of Davis' and Wood's Divisions and Wilder's Brigade of Mounted Infantry then hotly engaged about Viniard's.

The enemy after forcing the Union lines west of the LaFayette road, was finally driven back into the woods east of the road at sunset.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-431.)
 
Location. 34° 54.156′ N, 85° 15.67′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Viniard-Alexander Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the Viniard Field, along the Lafayette 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. 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Twentieth Army Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking east towards the markers, tablets, and monuments in the Viniard's Field.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (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 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. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Twentieth Army Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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