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Lakeview in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Grangerís Reserve Corps

Army of the Cumberland - Rosecrans

 
 
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1. Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker
Inscription.
Granger's (Reserve) Corps
Major General Gordon Granger
September 14, 1863, Morning

1st Division - General James R. Steedman
2nd Brigade (Morgan's Division) - Colonel Daniel McCook

This corps was guarding the railroads and depots in the rear with headquarters of the 1st Division, Brig. Gen. James B. Steedman, at Murfreesboro; 2d Division, Brig. Gen. James D. Morgan, at Stevenson; and 3rd Division, Brig. Gen. R. S. Granger, at Nashville. All troops that could spare were concentrated at Bridgeport, Sept. 11th. On the 13th Gen. Granger left Bridgeport at 7 a.m. on a forced march of 35 miles, with J. C. Mitchell's and Whitaker's Brigades of Steedman's Division, and McCook's Brigade of Morgan's Division, and reached this vicinity at 10 o'clock on the 14th. On the 17th Steedman's Division made a reconnoisance to Ringgold driving the enemy out with artillery, and returned to this point on the 18th. During the afternoon Whitaker's Brigade skirmished with Scott's Cavalry on the Ringgold Road at Spring Creek, McCook's Brigade was sent to the assistance of Minty's Brigade at Reed's Bridge, and later Mitchell's Brigade supported McCook, both being recalled to this point early on the 19th, McCook's Brigade being posted here, and Steedman's Division being concentrated at McAfee's Church two miles
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Photo taken from Charles Eugene Belknap's book on Michigan units, published 1899
2. Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker
View of the missing tablet (seen next to the missing 4th Michigan Cavalry marker) from a photo taken from book published in 1899.
east of this point. McCook's Brigade moved out to McAfee's Church early on the 20th.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-474.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 58.558′ N, 85° 16.301′ W. Marker was in Lakeview, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was at the intersection of Lafayette Road (U.S. 27) and Lakeview Drive, on the left when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 908 Lafayette Road, Rossville GA 30741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Cruft's Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); Missouri U.S. Troops Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away in Tennessee); Rossville Gap (approx. 0.7 miles away); Iowa State Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); 27th U.S. Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woods' Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Osterhaus' Division (approx. 0.7 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Osterhaus' Division (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to James Ogden, the historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, this particular tablet, "once
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker
View, looking south along the LaFayette Road, of where this marker was once situated at the intersection of the LaFayette Road and Lakeview Drive.
stood in the area of what is now the intersection of Lakeview Drive and the LaFayette Road," however he goes on to add that, "it has long been missing."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker
View, looking north along the LaFayette Road, of where this marker was once situated at the intersection of the LaFayette Road and Lakeview Drive.
Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. Grangerís Reserve Corps Marker
A close-up view of the grassy area at the southeast corner of the intersection where I believe that the marker was most probably situated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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