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

Wood's Division

Crittenden's Corps

 

—Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
1. Wood's Division Marker
Inscription.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood.

September 11th, until 3 P.M. September 19th, 1863
1st Brigade - Colonel George P. Buell.
2d Brigade - Brigadier General George D. Wagner.
3d Brigade - Colonel Charles G. Harker.

This division, leaving Wagner's Brigade at Chattanooga, moved from the latter point at 10 o'clock, September 10th, and camped at Ringgold Bridge on the Chickamauga. At daybreak of the 11th Harker's Brigade moved back to Rossville Gap and thence by the LaFayette Road to this position, reaching it at 4:30 P.M. having skirmished from the vicinity of the Cloud House with Forrest's Cavalry, which constituted the enemy's rear guard. General Wood arrived from Ringgold Bridge at 8:30 P.M. with Buell's Brigade via Reed's Bridge. At 1 P.M. of the 18th a brigade of the enemy attempted to cross the river at the ford near the mill, but was repulsed. At 3:00 P.M. of the 19th the division was ordered to move rapidly to the left by the LaFayette Road. Buell's Brigade went into action about 3:30 near Viniard's, and Harker's about the same hour further to north.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-534.)
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
2. Wood's Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking south on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle.

 
Location. 34° 53.021′ N, 85° 16.09′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle near Red Belt Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the high ground, over looking the Lee-Gordon Mill, and is situated less than a mile south of the LaFayette Road, on residential property. 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. 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee and Gordon's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Wood's Division Marker
View of the historical marker looking north on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle.
Wood's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Wood's Division Marker
View of the historical marker, on the east side of the roadway, on residential property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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