Johnson's Provisional Division Tablet

Sept. 18, 1863, 4 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Johnson's Provisional Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 13:38:14
1. Johnson's Provisional Division Tablet

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 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.

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.843  W 85° 13.734. Map it

Parking is available on Jay's Mill Road near  N 34° 55.8412  W 85° 13.733 .

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Dibrell's Brigade Tablet (MT-1150.) (Is only 36 feet away) ; 4th U. S. Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1063) (Is only 50 feet away) ; Confederates Cross the Creek (Is only 63 feet away) ; Minty’s Cavalry Brigade Tablet (MT-620) (Is only 70 feet away) ; 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-884) (Is only 86 feet away) ; 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1044) (about 114 feet away) ; Pegram’s Division Tablet (MT-1109) (about 521 feet away) ; Huwald’s Tennessee Battery Tablet (MT-1363) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; The Armies Engage (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Jay's Mill (MT-423A) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Polk's Brigade Tablet (MT-1204) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Davidson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1142) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; McCook’s Brigade Tablet (MT-618) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Forrest's Cavalry Corps Tablet (MT-477) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Mitchell’s Brigade Tablet (MT-621) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Johnson's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1099.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit.

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Division
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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