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

Palmer's Division

 
 
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. Palmer's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Major General John M. Palmer.
September 19th, 1863, 4:30 P.m.

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

The northward advance of Stewart's troops from in front of Brotherton's was met at this point by several batteries, aggregating twenty guns. These batteries, supported by fragments of infantry regiments, hastily formed, became desperately engaged with Bate's Brigade of Stewart's Division, and finally repulsed Bate about 5 P.M. Meantime, under the direction of General Palmer, Grose's Brigade was reformed, and Cruft being withdrawn from the front, the division lines were established near this position for the night. At dusk both Cruft and Hazen were dispatched to assist Johnson and Baird's Divisions, which were furiously assailed at that hour by Cleburne. Their services were not needed, and at the close of that affair these brigades returned and bivouacked near this point.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Lafayette Road.
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and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-518.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.488′ N, 85° 15.618′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, near the northwest corner of the Poe Field. 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. 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Corps Headquarter’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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).”
 
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Lafayette Road.
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking west from Battleline Road, along the cut grass trail that leads to this tablet.
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the cut grass trail that leads to this tablet.
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
6. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking east from the Lafayette Road, along the cut grass trail that goes back to Battleline Road.
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
7. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-518, 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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