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Twenty-First Army Corps

Major General Thomas L. Crittenden

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
1. Twenty-First Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
Twenty-First Army Corps.
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'
Twenty-First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
2. Twenty-First Army Corps Marker
View of the historical marker, situated to the right of the "Harker's Brigade" historical marker.
left at 3:30 P.M., and thereafter, at intervals, till sunset. Harker's Brigade of Wood proceeding up the LaFayette road toward Brotherton's about 4 P.M. fell with two regiments upon the rear of Fulton's Brigade of Bushrod Johnson's Division west of that road and south of Brotherton's, and caused Johnson's withdrawal at 5 P.M.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield 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); Dick's Brigade (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Wood's Division
Twenty-First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Twenty-First Army Corps Marker
View of the historical marker looking north on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle, with a distant view of LaFayette Road in the background.
(about 300 feet away); Van Cleve's Division (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); 36th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Twenty-First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Twenty-First Army Corps Marker
View of the historical marker looking south on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle.
Twenty-First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
5. Twenty-First Army Corps Marker
View of the historical marker, on the east side of the roadway, on residential property.
Twenty-First Army Corps and Harker's Brigade Markers image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, August 5, 2009
6. Twenty-First Army Corps and Harker's Brigade Markers
The plaques as they appeared in 2009. Note they have been repainted.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on May 21, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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