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

Johnson's Brigade

Johnson Division, - Longstreet's Corps

 

Colonel John S. Fulton

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. Johnson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Johnson's Brigade
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel John S. Fulton.
September 20, 1963, 2 P.M.

17th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd.
23d Tennessee, - Colonel R. H. Keeble.
25th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel R. B. Snowden.
44th Tennessee, - Major G. M. Crawford.
York's Georgia Battery, - Lieutenant W. S. Everett.

Just before 2 o'clock Johnson's troops advanced from this line toward the northern crest. Gregg's Brigade was on the right and Johnson's on the left. Four Napoleon guns of Dent's Battery and three guns of York's were posted on Johnson's line and two of Dent's guns with Gregg's Brigade. The latter gained the main ridge about 400 yards in front of this position and turned the right of Brannan's line but was soon repulsed by the advance of Steedman's Division and fell back to this position. Supported on the right and left it again assaulted. The fighting continued with severity until sundown. After the first general attack the line was driven back to its guns but Johnson's troops and the right of Manigault again advanced. Soon after
Johnson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. Johnson's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking south along the park walking path.
sundown Johnson followed the withdrawal of Steedman to the northern front of the main ridge and returning bivouacked near the crest.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1175.)
 
Location. 34° 55.479′ N, 85° 16.508′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road east of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that runs along the southern spur of Snodgrass Hill, from the old Vittetoe Road to the far western end of Snodgrass Hill (Horseshoe Ridge), where the far right flank of the Union line was situated. 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. McNair's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (a few steps from this marker); York's (Georgia) Battery (a few steps from this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); John W. Bull Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade
Johnson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. Johnson's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking north (towards Snodgrass Hill) along the park walking path.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's South Carolina Brigade (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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 Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. Johnson's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking east.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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