Army of the Cumberland

Army of the Cumberland (HM20VI)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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N 34° 55.794', W 85° 16.154'

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Major General George H. Thomas

Text on 1st Tablet (MT-442):

Army of the Cumberland.
Major General George H. Thomas.
September 20, 1863, 2 p.m., till 8 p.m.
Baird's Division, Thomas' Corps - Brigadier General Absalom Baird.
Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps - Brigadier General R.W. Johnson.
Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps - Major General John M. Palmer.
Reynold's Division, Thomas' Corps - Major General J.J. Reynolds.
Brannan's Division, Thomas' Corps - Brigadier General John M. Brannan.
Steedman's Division, Granger's Corps - Brigadier General James B. Steedman.
McCook's Brigade, Morgan's Division, Granger's Corps - Colonel Daniel McCook.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Thomas' Corps - Colonel S.M. Barnes.
Harker's Brigade, Wood's Division, Crittenden's Corps - Colonel Charles C. Harker.
Stanley's Brigade, Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps - Colonel T.R. Stanley - Colonel William L. Stoughton.


Text on 2nd Tablet (MT-443):

With these forces General Thomas held the field throughout Sunday afternoon, September 20. The cavalry, under Brigadier General Mitchell, occupied Crawfish Springs till 5 p.m., and Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade remained in the vicinity of Widow Glenn's until soon after 1 p.m. Of these
organizations, Baird's, Johnson's and Palmer's Divisions had each three brigades: and Reynolds' and Steedman's each two. Of Brannan's Division only one with its battery, and fragments of two others without their batteries or commanders were with him on Snodgrass Hill.

General Thomas' forces were disposed as follows, beginning with the left of the line north and east of the Kelly Field: Dodge's Brigade of Johnson's Division; Barnes' Brigade of Van Cleve's Division; J.H. King's, Scribner's, and Starkweather's Brigades of Baird's Division; Berry's Brigade of Johnson's Division in the front line, with Willich's in reserve; Cruft's and Hazen's Brigades of Palmer's Division in the front line, with Grose's Brigade in reserve; Turchin's and Edward King's Brigades of Reynold's Division - Also the 10th and 74th Indiana of Croxton's Brigade. These forces brought the line to the LaFayette road south of the Kelly Field. During the afternoon Hazen's Brigade was sent to the left of Wood's line on Snodgrass Hill, and Willich's Brigade was posted to the right of Reynolds' line partially filling the space between the LaFayette road and Snodgrass Hill. The Snodgrass Hill line ran by brigades from left to right as follows: Hazen's of Palmer's Division, Harker's of Wood's Division, Stanley's of Negley's Division, parts of Croxton's and Connell's, and the whole of VanDerveer's and Brannan's
Division, and Whitaker's and Mitchell's of Steedman's Division.


Text on 3rd Tablet (MT-444):

With this force on Snodgrass Hill were the 21st Ohio, about 40 men of the 44th Indiana, fragments of the 58th Indiana, 79th Indiana, 13th and 19th Ohio, 9th and 17th Kentucky. Steedman's Division arrived at 2 o'clock.

McCook's Brigade, with battery I, 2nd Illinois, Captain Charles M. Barnett, was posted on the high ground south of the Cloud house.

The batteries which participated in Sunday afternoon's battle on the Kelly field line were the 4th Indiana, Lieutenant Henry Willets, of Starkweather's; 5th Indiana, Captain Peter Simonson, of Berry's; A, 1st Ohio, Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, of Willich's; B, 1st Ohio, Lieutenant Francis L. Russell, of Grose's; 21st Indiana, Lieutenant William E. Chess of Turchin's; 19th Indiana, Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey, of Edward King's.

After 12:30 there were only three batteries on Snodgrass Hill, namely, 18th Ohio, Captain Charles C. Aleshire, stationed on T.J. Wood's line; I, 4th U.S. artillery, Lieutenant Frank G. Smith, and M, 1st Illinois, Lieutenant Thomas Burton.

The withdrawal of the army began with Reynolds' Division at 5:30 p.m., and proceeded from that division to the left, Johnson's and Baird's Divisions leaving together. The withdrawal
of the forces from the Snodgrass Hill line began with Hazen's Brigade at 7 p.m., and proceeding from left to right, ended with Brannan's right about 7:30 p.m. Steedman's Division having withdrawn at sunset from the extreme right to the next ridge in the rear, at 7 p.m. marched thence for McFarland's Gap.

HM NumberHM20VI
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658078 N 3866636
Decimal Degrees34.92990000, -85.26923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.794', W 85° 16.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 47.64" N, 85° 16' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Vittetoe Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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