Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland plaque is located on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road near the Wilder Tower. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19-20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2014 7:26:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5GV
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Maj. Gen. William S Rosecrans in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19-20, 1863.

Text on the plaque reads:
No. 2

Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland.
Maj. Gen. William S Rosecrans
Sept. 19th to morning Sept. 20th, 1863

14th Army CorpsMaj. Gen George H. Thomas
20th Army Corps Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook
21st Army Corps Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden
Reserve Corps Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger
Calvary Corps Brig. Gen. Robert B. Mitchell

Army Headquarters moved to this point from Crawfish Springs during the forenoon of Sept. 19th. The 15th Pa. Calvary, Col. William J Palmer; 10th Ohio Infantry, Lieut. Col. William M. Ward; and the 1st Battalion Ohio sharpshooters were attached to headquarters. At the close of the first day’s battle the Corps. Commanders were assembled here for conference and receive orders for the next day. No camp was established and the position was abandoned as headquarters early Sept. 20th. The position was attacked about noon by Hindman’s Division. At the time of the break in the Union lines immediately west of Brotherton’s House, Sept. 20th Gen. Rosecrans was on the high ground southeast of the Vitteto House overlooking the Dyer Fields. He road to the right to hasten the movements of Sheridan’s troops from the vicinity of the Widow Glenn’s to the left. He found himself cut off from the left of the Army with Sheridan’s and Davis’s Divisions, and upon their breaking, proceeded by the Dry Valley Road to Chattanooga.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-428.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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