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

Buckner's Corps

Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Buckner's Corps Marker
Inscription.
Buckner's Corps
Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner
September 19, 1863 - 8:00 a.m.
Stewart's Division - - Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
Preston's Division - - Brigadier General William Preston.

At 2 p.m. September 18th, Stewart's Division occupied Thedford's ford and Clayton's Brigade crossed to the west side at dark. Preston's Division occupied Dalton's ford in the afternoon and Gracie's Brigade crossed to the west side at dark. At daylight of the 19th the remaining brigades of both Divisions crossed the river and Preston's Division moving in the direction of Lee and Gordon's Mills formed line of battle near Hunt's and then moved forward to the high ground in the bend of the Chickamauga and formed in column of brigades and thus remained until noon when it moved to the right and occupied the line vacated by Stewart's Division which at that hour was detached and sent to Cheatham's support. At 3 o'clock Trigg's Brigade was sent to support Hood who was hotly engaged in front of Viniard's. Stewart's Division had been formed at an early hour on the right of Preston facing westward with Bushrod R. Johnson's Division on its right.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-435.)
Buckner's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Buckner's Corps Marker
View of the tablet, looking west along the Viniard Road and at the northwestern edge of the roadside parking area.

 
Location. 34° 54.091′ N, 85° 15.114′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located on the south side of the roadway, at the western end of a parking area. 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. 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Hood's Division (about 500 feet away); 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
Buckner's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Buckner's Corps Marker
The first time that I visited the site of this tablet it had been temporarily removed for restoration.
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
 
Buckner's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Buckner's Corps Marker
View of the marker at the western edge of the parking area.
Buckner's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. Buckner's Corps Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking east across the roadside parking area and east along the Viniard Road.
Buckner's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. Buckner's Corps Marker
View of the tablet at the edge of the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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