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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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Palmer's Division

Crittenden's Corps

— Major General John M. Palmer —

 
 
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1. Palmer's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Palmer's Division .......... Crittenden's Corps.
Major General John M. Palmer.
September 19th, 1863, forenoon

1st Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Cruft.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General William B. Hazen.
3rd Brigade - Colonel William Grose.

After six days of great activity in McLemore's Cove guarding the line of the Chickamauga as far south as Gower's and Owen's Ford, the Division was relieved on the night of the 18th by the advance of General Thomas's column from Pond Spring and took this position shortly before daylight of the 19th. At 9 o'clock Grose's Brigade was sent on a reconnaissance northward, moving a short distance on the Lafayette Road, and discovering the enemy in force in the woods west of the Chickamauga and east of the road. At noon Palmer's Division was dispatched to the left to the support of the troops then engaged east of Kelly's.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-516.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
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. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 53.643′ N, 85° 15.832′ W. Marker was in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was on Lafayette Road north of U.S. 27, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 6652 Lafayette Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 4th Michigan Cavalry (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 99th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); 51st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnes' Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); 35th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 73rd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to James Ogden, the historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, this particular tablet, "used to stand along the LaFayette Road about 1/8 mile south of the Chickamauga Battlefield boundary."
 
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. Palmer's Division Marker
View looking east, across the LaFayette Road, at the approximate site of the missing tablet.
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the approximate site of the tablet, looking north (towards the National Military Park) along the LaFayette Road.
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the approximate site of the tablet, looking south (towards the site of the Lee-Gordon Mill) along the LaFayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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