Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major General John B. Hood
Major General John B. Hood.
September 18-19, 1863.
Hood's Division, - Brigadier General Evander McIver Law.
Johnson's Division, - Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
These two Divisions under command of General Johnson preceded by a small force of Forrest's Cavalry, forced a crossing of the Chickamauga at Reed's Bridge at 3 p.m. of the 18th. At 4 p.m. General Hood arrived from Ringgold and assumed command, advancing to this position via Jay's Mill and bivouacking for the night, having skirmished sharply first with Minty's Brigade of cavalry and then with Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry and part of Dick's infantry brigade. Early on the 19th the divisions were reorganized by placing the brigades of Robertson, Law and Benning, under Law, and the brigades of Johnson, McNair and Gregg, under Johnson.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-437.)
Location. 34° 54.275′ N, 85° 14.828′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Reserve Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); McNair's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Gregg's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (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).”
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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 122 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.