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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Reynold's Division

Thomas’ Corps.

 

—Major General Joseph J. Reynolds —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. Reynold's Division Marker
Inscription.
Text on the First Tablet:

Reynold's Division ......... Thomas' Corps.
Major General Joseph J. Reynolds.

September 20th, 1863, until 5:30 P.M.
1st Brigade - Colonel John T. Wilder. (Mounted Infantry Detached.)
2d Brigade - Colonel Edward A. King, Colonel Milton S. Robinson.
3d Brigade - Brigadier General John B. Turchin.

This Division, early in the morning of the 20th of September, formed on the right of Palmer's Division, prolonging the Union line to and beyond the LaFayette Road south of Kelly's. Turchin's Brigade formed the left of the Division and E. A. King's, posted west of the road, formed its right. These Brigades were in two lines and their fronts were protected by slight breastworks of rails, logs, and stones.

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Text on the Second Tablet:

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Soon after 10 o'clock Stewart's Division attacked Brannan's and Reynolds' fronts with great vigor, but was repulsed after severe fighting at close range with great loss, and were reformed upon the ground from which it first advanced. At 11 A.M. Longstreet's columns of three Divisions pierced the Union line at the Brotherton House where a gap had been left by
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Reynold's Division Marker
A close-up view of the text on the first blue tablet.
the withdrawal of Wood's Division, and after stubborn fighting Brannan was driven away from Reynold's right. Reynolds then refused King's Brigade on his right. His line was not again attacked by infantry. At 5:30 P.M. under orders from General Thomas, the Division was withdrawn without molestation by column of brigades moving northward on each side of the LaFayette Road.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-523.)
 
Location. 34° 55.514′ N, 85° 15.441′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located near the end of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 36th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 21st Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
Reynold's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Reynold's Division Marker
A close-up view of the text on the second blue tablet.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabama State Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Reynold's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Reynold's Division Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Battleline Road.
Reynold's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. Reynold's Division Marker
View, looking east, of the featured tablet, along with a view in the background of the Battleline Road, and of the Alabama Memorial Monument in the distant background.
Reynold's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. Reynold's Division Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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