Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/08/05 13:44:28
1. Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque

Twenty-First Army Corps.
Major General Thomas L. Crittenden.
1st Division -- Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood.
2d Division -- Major General John M. Palmer.
3d Division -- Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve.
September 19, 1863

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.

Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/08/05 13:45:01
2. Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.0799  W 85° 16.0642. Map it

The monument is located outside of the park.

Parking is available on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle near  N 34° 53.0017  W 85° 16.1046 .
Residential street.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-591) (here, next to this marker) ; 4th Georgia Cavalry Marker (MT-1283) (about 140 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-534) (about 390 feet away) ; Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-469) (about 398 feet away) ; 36th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-683) (about 444 feet away) ; 3rd Georgia Cavalry Marker (MT-1281) (about 498 feet away) ; 88th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-708) (about 543 feet away) ; Lytle's Brigade Plaque (MT-615) (about 547 feet away) ; 2nd Georgia Cavalry Marker (MT-1278) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Buell's Brigade tablet (MT-557) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Thomas’ Corps sign (MT-423W) (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; 59th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-692) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Post's Brigade Tablet (MT-623) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; 74th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-695) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-470.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. This plaque were installed by the War Department in 1890.

Lee and Gordon's Mill, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/08/05 13:53:56
3. Lee and Gordon's Mill

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Corps
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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