Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Twenty-First Army Corps
Major General Thomas L. Crittenden
Major General Thomas L. Crittenden.
1st Division -- Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood.
2d Division -- Major General John M. Palmer.
3d Division -- Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve.
September 19, 1863
During the afternoon and night of September 18th this corps was concentrated at Lee and Gordon's Mill. September 19 at 11 A.M. General Crittenden, hearing heavy firing on General Thomas' line, sent Palmer's Division to his support.
General Rosecrans directed Van Cleve's Division to be sent also. Palmer became engaged about 1 P.M. on the right of Johnson, then on Thomas' line, and Van Cleve attacked on the right of Palmer, east of Brotherton's about 2 P.M.
Palmer was engaged throughout the afternoon, supported first by Van Cleve and, later, by Reynolds of Thomas' Corps, but with Johnson well to the left and front, Van Cleve at 4 P.M., was driven across the LaFayette road at Brotherton's by Stewart's Division, where it rallied, but was soon forced by Stewart beyond the Crawfish Springs road, where he bivouacked. Barnes' Brigade of Van Cleve remained south of Viniard's, fighting to the right of Davis' Division of McCook's Corps until sunset. Buell's Brigade of Wood became engaged at Viniard's on Davis'
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-470.)
Location. 34° 53.074′ N, 85° 16.081′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle south of Lafayette Road (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on residential property, about midway between the LaFayette Road and the Lee-Gordon Mill. 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. Harker's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 4th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood's Division (about 300 feet away); 36th Illinois Infantry 3rd Georgia Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 400 feet away); Start of the Atlanta Campaign (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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