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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Johnson's Division

Palmer's Corps

 

óBrig. Gen. Richard W. Johnson. ó

 
Johnson's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2017
1. Johnson's Division Marker
Inscription.
Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Richard W. Johnson.

Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.
1st Brigade - Brig. Gen. William P. Carlin.
2nd Brigade - Col. William L. Stoughton.
3rd Brigade - Brig. Gen. John C. Starkweather.
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Carlin's brigade ascended Lookout at dusk Nov. 24th and relieved the right of General Hooker's line under the palisades east of the Craven's house. During the morning of the 25th it descended Lookout Mountain, recrossed Chattanooga Creek and rejoined its division soon after noon, forming its right. The 1st and 2nd brigades of the division formed the right of the assaulting column of the Army of the Cumberland on the afternoon of November 25th against Missionary Ridge. The two brigades moved to the assault simultaneously with the three divisions of Sheridan, Wood and Baird on the left. They carried the earthworks at the foot of the ridge and steadily fought their way up to the summit, the center reaching the crest about this point. The 3rd brigade remained in the entrenchments about Chattanooga.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-90A.)
 
Marker series.
Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps. Marker
View of the historic marker situated along the west side of the roadway, on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.826′ N, 85° 16.065′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of South Crest Drives, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located on the western side of the roadway, some distance south of the Bragg Reservation, on South Crest Road between the intersections of East View Drive and South Crest Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 104th Illinois Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 15th United States Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th United States Infantry ( about 400 feet away); Strahl's Brigade. ( about 400 feet away); Strahl's Brigade ( about 500 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. This Johnson's Division marker (MT-90A) apparently
Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps. Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along South Crest Road.
replaced an earlier Johnson's Division marker (MT-90) that was located at this same spot.
 
Regarding Johnson's Division. While there are additional NPS tablets for both Carlin's Brigade and Stoughton's Brigade that explain their role in the Chattanooga Campaign, there is not one for Starkweather's Brigade. In explanation of this, the NPS staff state the following:

"There is not a tablet for Starkweather's Brigade. When the Army of the Cumberland troops moved out of the line of Chattanooga fortifications on November 23 & 24 that brigade was assigned to man that line of works and was hence not engaged."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets (except for Starkweather's Brigade which does not have a tablet) for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Johnson's Division Palmer's Corps. Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along South Crest Road.
The Text from the Johnsonís Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. The Text from the Johnsonís Brigade Marker
View of page 90A from the National Park Services record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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