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

Johnson's Provisional Division

Hood's Division

 

—Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson —

 
Johnson's Provisional Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Johnson's Provisional Division Marker
Inscription.
Johnson's Provisional Division
Hood's Corps
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson
September 18th, 1863, 4 P.M.

Gregg's Brigade - Brigadier General John Gregg
McNair's Brigade - Brigadier General Evander McNair
Johnson's Brigade - Colonel John S. Fulton

This Division moved from Ringgold at 5 A.M. September 18th towards Leet's Tanyard but was soon ordered to countermarch and proceed on the road from Ringgold to Reed's Bridge, force a crossing of the Chickamauga, and move toward the Union left then at Lee and Gordon's Mill. Robertson's Brigade of Hood's Division was attached to the column for this movement. General Forrest joined the column with his escort and R. M. Marin's detachment of cavalry. Minty's Brigade of Union Cavalry was encountered at Pea Vine Creek about 11 A.M., and, by its resistance compelled a deployment of the enemy's column. At 3 P.M. the Confederate Infantry forced a crossing at Reed's Bridge and General Forrest, who had been joined by Pegram's Division of Cavalry, crossed at Fowler's Ford a short distance above. At 4 P.M. General Johnson's forces advanced to Jay's Mill where General Hood arrived and took command. The column then proceeded toward Lee and Gordon's Mill via Alexander's house, and after some sharp skirmishing with Minty's Cavalry, Wilder's
Johnson's Provisional Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Johnson's Provisional Division Marker
View of the tablet (far left) situated near the intersection of Jay's Mill Road with Reed's Bridge Road.
Brigade of Mounted Infantry, and part of Dick's Brigade of Infantry from Van Cleve's Division. Hood's Column deployed and bivouacked in the woods about 800 yards east of Viniard's house in close contact with the Union forces.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1099.)
 
Location. 34° 55.84′ N, 85° 13.734′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Jay's Mill Road and Reeds Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Jay's Mill Road. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park roadway called Jay's Mill Road, at the park's site where the Reed's Bridge crossing was contested. 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. Dibrell's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 4th United States Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Cross the Creek (a few steps from this marker); 4th Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Minty's Cavalry Brigade
Johnson's Provisional Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Johnson's Provisional Division Marker
View of the tablet (far left) with a view of where Reed's Bridge Road enters the National Park seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 600 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Johnson's Provisional Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Johnson's Provisional Division Marker
View of the tablet situated very near to the monument for the 4th U.S. Cavalry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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