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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas’ Corps

 
 
Route of Night March of Thomas’ Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
1. Route of Night March of Thomas’ Corps Marker
Inscription.
Route of
night march of
Thomas' corps
Sept. 18, 1863.

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-423w.)
 
Location. 34° 52.971′ N, 85° 17.032′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee-Gordon Mill Road and Osburn Road, on the right when traveling west on Lee-Gordon Mill Road. Touch for map. The marker is opposite the Chickamauga City Hall, immediately east of the railroad crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas' Night March (a few steps from this marker); Crittenden Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hood Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Boynton Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Longstreet Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lee Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bragg Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Regarding Thomas' Corps. By the evening of September 18th it was clear to Federal Major General William S. Rosecrans, commanding the Army
Thomas' Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
2. Thomas' Corps Marker
of the Cumberland, that the Confederates under General Braxton Bragg were moving to cut him off from Chattanooga. Rosecrans ordered Major General George H. Thomas, commanding the XIV Army Corps, to move up from McLemore's Cove (where he had crossed Lookout Mountain through Steven's Gap) to cover the Federal left.


After a difficult night march through this area, Thomas and the XIV Corps arrived in the area of the Kelly farm at daylight on September 19th. The armies were then in place for the Battle of Chickamauga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Route of Night March of Thomas’ Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
3. Route of Night March of Thomas’ Corps Marker
Thomas' Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Thomas' Corps Marker
Thomas' Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
5. Thomas' Corps Marker
View of the featured marker situated along the side of the road, near the railroad crossing, looking west along 5 Points Road.
Thomas' Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
6. Thomas' Corps Marker
View of the featured marker situated along the side of the road, looking east along 5 Points Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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