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

Longstreet's Corps

Major General John B. Hood

 
 
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Longstreet's Corps Marker
Inscription.  
Longstreet's Corps.
Major General John B. Hood.
September 18-19, 1863.
Hood's Division, - Brigadier General Evander McIver Law.
Johnson's Division, - Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.

These two Divisions under command of General Johnson preceded by a small force of Forrest's Cavalry, forced a crossing of the Chickamauga at Reed's Bridge at 3 p.m. of the 18th. At 4 p.m. General Hood arrived from Ringgold and assumed command, advancing to this position via Jay's Mill and bivouacking for the night, having skirmished sharply first with Minty's Brigade of cavalry and then with Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry and part of Dick's infantry brigade. Early on the 19th the divisions were reorganized by placing the brigades of Robertson, Law and Benning, under Law, and the brigades of Johnson, McNair and Gregg, under Johnson.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-437.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1863.
 
Location.
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34° 54.275′ N, 85° 14.828′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is located several feet from the north side of the roadway. Touch for map. 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. Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Reserve Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); McNair's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Gregg's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles 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).”
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Viniard Road.
 
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking east along the Viniard Road.
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the tablet a few feet off the roadway, near the tree-line of the nearby woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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