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Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland

Major General William S. Rosecrans

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker
Inscription.
Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland.
Major General William S. Rosecrans.

From morning September 16th to 11 a.m. September 19th, 1863.
14th Army Corps - Major General George H. Thomas.
20th Army Corps - Major General Alexander McDowell McCook.
21st Army Corps - Major General Thomas L. Crittenden.
Reserve Corps - Major General Gordon Granger.
Cavalry Corps - Brigader General Robert B. Mitchell.

General Rosecrans reached General Thomas' headquarters at Stevens' Gap from Chattanooga at night September 10th. Being convinced that General Bragg was concentrating north of LaFayette for battle he began the rapid concentration of his army via McLemore's Cove for the purpose of interposing between Bragg and Chattanooga. Army headquarters were established at this point on the morning of the 16th. The concentration was completed the evening of the 17th by the arrival of McCook's Corps on Thomas' right at Steven's Gap.

At daylight of the 19th Crittenden's Corps was in position at Lee and Gordon's Mill. Thomas' Corps moved to the left throughout the night of the 18th via Crawfish Springs reaching the LaFayette Road at Kelly's House at daylight of the 19th, except Negley's Division, which upon reaching Crawfish Springs was turned eastward
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker
View of the historical marker (far right) on the front grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion.
towards Glass' Mill on the Chickamauga, where, on the morning of the 19th it encountered Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division. McCook's Corps followed Thomas early on the 19th, Johnson's Division going into action on Thomas' line about noon, Davis becoming engaged near Viniard's House about 2 p.m., and Sheridan about 4 p.m. Army headquarters were moved from this point to Widow Glenn's towards noon of the 19th.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT--471.)
 
Location. 34° 52.248′ N, 85° 17.595′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Cove Road (Georgia Route 341) south of Gordon Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown area, on the front grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion, just beyond the low front stone wall fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hospitals, Right Wing, Union Army. (here, next to this marker); American Indian Occupation of the Area (a few steps from this marker); 26th Tennessee Infantry / 1st Georgia Infantry Memorial
Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker
View of the historical marker (far right), on the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion, looking north along the sidewalk on the west side of Cove Road.
(a few steps from this marker); The Real Rock of Chickamauga (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheeler's Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawfish Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp George H. Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker
View of the historical marker (far right), across the front grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion, looking north along the Cove Road.
Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker
View, looking directly across the street, of the historical marker (on right), on the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion.
Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
6. Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Marker
View of the historical marker, with a view of the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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