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

Negley's Division

Thomas’ Corps.

 

—Major General James S. Negley. —

 
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1. Negley's Division Marker
Inscription. Text on the first of two tablets:

Negley's Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Major General James S. Negley.
September 19th, 1863, Morning.
1st Brigade, - Brigadier General John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Colonel Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, - Colonel William Sirwell.

This Division marched from Owen's Ford at 4 p.m. September 18th to relieve Palmer's Division in front of Crawfish Springs. It moved from the latter point towards Glass Mill about 8 p.m. About 2 a.m. of the 19th Beatty's Brigade relieved Grose's Brigade of Palmer's Division, near Glass Mill. Beatty's line was sharply attacked soon after daylight by skirmishers of the 2d Kentucky from Helm's Confederate Brigade then on the east side of the Chickamauga, at Glass Mill.

Text on the second of two tablets:

Helm's Brigade, with Slocumb's Battery, four guns, and Cobb's Battery, two guns, crossed in the morning to the west side of the river and opened an artillery fire on Beatty's line. Bridge's Battery (Illinois Light) replied. Beatty was soon reinforced by the 18th Ohio Infantry and three pieces of Schultz's Battery (N, 1st Ohio) from Stanley's Brigade. A sharp artillery fight, lasting nearly three hours, ensued, when the Confederates withdrew to the east side of the river. During these
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. Negley's Division Marker
View of the approximate location of the missing tablets, along the northern side of the Glass Mill Road.
operations, Stanley's and Sirwell's Brigades held the line of the Chickamauga between Beatty's Brigade and Crawfish Springs Creek. At 3:30 p.m. the entire Division was withdrawn to Crawfish Springs and at once dispatched toward the center.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-508-08A.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 51.248′ N, 85° 17.143′ W. Marker was near Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was at the intersection of Glass Mill Road and Lofton Lane, on the right when traveling west on Glass Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1798 Glass Mill Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cavalry Corps. (approx. 1.2 miles away); 11th Michigan Infantry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Crittenden Avenue (approx. 1.2 miles away); Crawfish Spring (approx. 1.2
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. Negley's Division Marker
View of the intersection of Lofton Lane with the Glass Mill Road, which is the site of the missing Negley's Division tablets.
miles away); North and South Reunited (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sickness at Camp Thomas (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
More about this marker. According to James Ogden, the historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, this particular tablet, "used to stand SE of the town of Chickamauga ... along Glass Mill Road about opposite of where Lofton Lane comes into Glass Mill Road."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. Negley's Division Marker
View of both the missing tablet site (on left side of roadway) and the street intersection, looking east (in the direction of the Confederate forces at the bridge over West Chickamauga Creek) along the Glass Mill Road.
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. Negley's Division Marker
View of both the missing tablet site (on right side of roadway) and the street intersection, looking west (in the direction of the village of Chickamauga) along the Glass Mill Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 260 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2017.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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