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

Palmer's Division

Crittenden's Corps

 

—Major General John M. Palmer —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Palmer's Division Marker
Inscription.
Palmer's Division — Crittenden's Corps.
Major General John M. Palmer.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Cruft.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General William B. Hazen.
3rd Brigade - Colonel William Grose.

(September 19, 1863, 1:30 P.M.)

Shortly before daylight,September 19th, Palmer's Division took position on the left of VanCleve's Division, west of the LaFayette Road and three-quarters of a mile north of Lee and Gordon's Mill, and shortly before noon was ordered to march to the assistance of the troops engaged on the left. He moved rapidly and came into action on Johnson's right at 12:30 p.m. His brigades were formed in echelon left in front. Hazen on the left came into action on this ground; Cruft was soon engaged on Hazen's right, while Grose was directed considerably to the right of Cruft. After severe fighting, Hazen was relieved at 3 p.m. by Turchin's Brigade of Reynolds' Division, and was sent back to the LaFayette Road to replenish his ammunition. Turchin and Cruft held this position until recalled to the LaFayette Road at 5 p.m. Grose's Brigade was sent to the right to assist VanCleve's two brigades, and Ed. King's Brigade of Reynold's Division was also sent forward for the same purpose by Reynolds. Grose was driven to the LaFayette
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking east along Brotherton Road.
Road south of the Poe House. Hazen had reformed west of the road. The new front line, facing southeast and strengthened by several batteries, opened at short range upon the enemy's advancing line and repulsed it at 5 p.m. When Johnson and Baird were attacked at dusk by Cleburne and Cheatham, Hazen and Cruft were sent to Johnson's support, but were not needed. The entire division bivouacked on the southeast border of the Kelly field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-517.)
 
Location. 34° 55.161′ N, 85° 15.156′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways, about midway between the LaFayette Road and the Alexander Bridge 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. Cruft's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grose's Brigade
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet, along the side of the roadway, looking directly at the tablet, and into the woods just beyond the tablet.
(about 600 feet away); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Hazen's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); McLaw's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Humphrey's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kershaw's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles 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
 
Palmer's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Palmer's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking west along Brotherton Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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