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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 —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Johnson's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson
September 19th, 1863, noon.

1st Brigade - Brigadier General August Willich.
2d Brigade - Colonel Joseph B. Dodge.
3d Brigade - Colonel Philemon P. Baldwin.

Johnson's Division marched from the vicinity of Catlett's Gap about 5:30 a.m. September 19th, via Crawfish Springs and Widow Glenn's House, reaching the Lafayette Road at this point about noon. At once moved eastward to the support of Baird, and deploying its lines and changing direction to the right with Baldwin on the left, Willich on the right and Dodge in reserve, became heavily engaged about l p.m., about 800 yards a little south of east, with the left of Forrest's Cavalry and Jackson's and Smith's Brigades of Cheatham's Division.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-505.)
 
Location. 34° 55.656′ N, 85° 15.583′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Lafayette Road.
County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Alexander Bridge 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, along the park's main north to south roadway, at the southwest edge of the Kelly Field, and just east of the Lafayette Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Route of Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Willich's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); E. King's Brigade (about 500 feet away); To the Opening of the Battle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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
 
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet (seen in foreground) looking south along the Lafayette Road.
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet (seen in foreground) looking east from the Lafayette Road towards the Kelly Field.
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-505, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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