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

Negley's Division

Thomas’ Corps

 

—Major General James S. Negley —

 
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Negley's Division Marker
Inscription.
Negley's Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Major General James S. Negley.
September 19th, 1863, 5 p.m.
1st Brigade, - Brigadier General John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Colonel Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, - Colonel William Sirwell.

This division being withdrawn at 3:30 p.m. from the line it then held between Glass' Mill and Crawfish Springs Creek, reported to General Rosecrans at Widow Glenn's at 5 o'clock, and was sent forward at once to this vicinity to restore the line from which Van Cleve's Division had been driven. It first met and checked the further advance of Clayton's Brigade of Stewart's Division, which was pursuing Van Cleve and had penetrated the Union line nearly to the Tan Yard. At 6 p.m. the division advanced with Sirwell's Brigade on the right of the line and Stanley's on the left, the enemy retired into the forest east of the LaFayette road at dusk, and Negley's Division then established itself in the east edge of the Brotherton woods about 250 yards east of this, where it remained until relieved by General Wood's Division at 9:30 on the morning of the 20th, when it moved under orders to proceed to the left of the main line.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-509.)
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Negley's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.

 
Location. 34° 54.829′ N, 85° 15.956′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the east side of the roadway. 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. 104th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 21st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet 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
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Negley's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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
 
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Negley's Division Marker
View of the tablet on the east side of the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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