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

Polk's Corps

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk

 
 
Polk's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Polk's Corps Marker
Inscription.
Polk's Corps
Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk
September 20, 1863.
Cheatham's Division - Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham.
Hindman's Division - Major General Thomas C. Hindman.

The divisions of this Corps were separated during the battle of the second day. Cheatham's Division was attached to the right wing and posted to the right and rear of Breckinridge's division in reserve. A part of it became engaged during the afternoon on the right of Cleburne's Division. Hindman was in the front line on the left of Bushrod R. Johnson, being the left division of the left wing. He advanced soon after 11 a.m., on Sheridan's and Davis's Divisions, pushed them across the Crawfish Springs road, and pursued them to the crest of the high ground west of that road. Hindman then joined Bushrod R. Johnson's Division at the Vittetoe house and took part in the assaults on Snodgrass Hill.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-482.)
 
Location. 34° 55.946′ N, 85° 14.972′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Polk's Corps Marker
The featured tablet is situated on the left, next to the "Right Wing - Army of Tennessee" tablet.
and 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. Right Wing - Army of Tennessee (here, next to this marker); Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill's Corps (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 500 feet away); Douglas' Texas Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Douglas' Texas Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is located in the woods, along the main park trail, and is a significant walk, into the woods, from the street intersection.

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
Polk's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Polk's Corps Marker
A distant view of the backside of the featured tablet when looking east along the park walking trail.
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
 
Polk's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Polk's Corps Marker
A closer view of the backside of the featured tablet, looking east along the park walking trail, with a nearby view of the Right Wing, Army of Tennessee, Headquarters, Shell Monument.
Polk's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Polk's Corps Marker
View of the featured tablet looking west along the park 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 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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