Twenty-First Army Corps.
Major General Thomas L. Crittenden.
September 19, 1863
|1st Division -- Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood.
|2d Division -- Major General John M. Palmer.
|3d Division -- Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve.
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' 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.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 53.0799 W 85° 16.0642.
The monument is located outside of the park.
Parking is available on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle
N 34° 53.0017 W 85° 16.1046
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. This plaque were installed by the War Department in 1890.
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