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

Hill's Corps

Lieutenant General Daniel H. Hill

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Hill's Corps Marker
Inscription.
Hill's Corps
Lieutenant General Daniel H. Hill

September 20th, 1863, 9 a.m.

Cleburne's Division - Major General Patrick R. Cleburne.
Breckinridge's Division - Major General John C. Breckinridge.

Breckinridge's Division moved forward at 9 a.m. Helm's Brigade came into action first, striking the northeast salient of the Union log-works in front of the Kelly field. Two desperate assaults made by this Brigade were repulsed, and Helm was killed. Adam's and Stovall's Brigades of this Division advanced to the LaFayette Road. then wheeling to the south, with Adams on the right and Stovall on the left of the road, they penetrated some distance into the Kelly field, from which point they were repulsed and returned to a line near their original position. Cleburne's Division moved forward at 10 a.m. along the east and southeast sides of the Kelly field, and after severe fighting close to the Union lines was repulsed and withdrew to a position near that from which it had moved to the attack.

During the latter part of the afternoon a general attack of the right wing, ordered at 3:30 p.m. was delivered.

The Union line was in the act of withdrawing. Reynold's Division had reached the north end of the Kelly field and Palmer's Division was half way across the
Hill's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Hill's Corps Marker
View of the featured tablet situated next to the Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument, both of which are located in an off trail clearing in the middle of the deep woods.
Kelly field towards the Lafayette Road. Johnson's and Baird's Divisions were under heavy attack when the order to withdraw reached them. Soon after they hastily withdrew across the Kelly field to the forest west of it, here losing a considerable number of prisoners.

The Confederates followed to the LaFayette Road, where they bivouacked.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-483.)
 
Location. 34° 55.945′ N, 85° 15.069′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Bridge Road east of Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located along a network of park trails, that has a trailhead leading into the woods, just east of the street intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); Douglas' Texas Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Douglas' Texas Battery (about 400 feet away); Right Wing - Army of Tennessee
Hill's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Hill's Corps Marker
View of the back side of the tablet situated next to the Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument,
(about 500 feet away); Polk's Corps (about 500 feet away); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (about 500 feet away); Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 500 feet away); Croxton's Brigade (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is located in the woods, in a partial clearing, just off of a main park trail, that is a significant walk from the street intersection. According to the National Park Service, it is located, "about mile west of Tour Stop #2."

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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hill's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Hill's Corps Marker
View, of both the Hill Corps tablet and headquarters shell monument, looking north toward the primary walking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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