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

Johnson's Division

Hood's Corps

 

—Brigadier General Bushrod J. Johnson —

 
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Johnson's Division Marker
Inscription.
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
September 19, 1863.
Johnson's Brigade, - Colonel John S. Fulton.
Gregg's Brigade, - Brigadier General John Gregg.
Gregg's Brigade, - Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg.
McNair's Brigade - Brigadier General Evander McNair.

Early on the 19th Johnson's Division formed line of battle facing west, Johnson's Brigade on the right of the line, Gregg's on the left, and McNair's in reserve. At 2 p.m., this line was attacked by the advance of Davis' Division (Heg's and Carlin's Brigades) from south of Viniard's, with Barnes' Brigade on the right of Davis' and Wilder's Brigades of mounted infantry to his left. After severe fighting for an hour and a half, Johnson's Division having gained to its left and front, was replaced in front of Viniard's by Robertson's and Benning's Brigades of Hood's Division, while Johnson's forces became engaged towards Brotherton's on the left of Stewart's Division.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1100.)
 
Location. 34° 54.262′ N, 85° 14.856′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Viniard Road.
, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located several feet from the north side of the roadway, on the crest of a low outcropping of rocks. 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. Longstreet's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Walker's Reserve Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles 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 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
 
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking east along the Viniard Road.
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Johnson's Division Marker
View of the tablet located several feet from the north side of the roadway, on the crest of a low outcropping of rocks.
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. Johnson's Division Marker
View of page 1100 from the National Park Service's record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center. Note, the text in the first sentence of the tablet does not match the text on this page, by three additional words.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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